Meghan McCain on 'Roseanne' cancellation: ABC holds employees to higher standard than the White House

Meghan McCain on Wednesday blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats worried by Jeremy Corbyn's UK rise amid anti-Semitism Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 MORE while praising ABC's decision to cancel the sitcom "Roseanne," saying that the network "holds a higher standard to their employees than apparently the White House does.”

McCain made her comments on "The View" a day after ABC canceled "Roseanne." The network made the decision after the show's star Roseanne Barr sent a racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, a former aide to President Obama.


"I’ve been so disheartened by what’s acceptable in the world right now, what’s acceptable in the White House," McCain said. "It’s refreshing to see someone take a stand and say 'No, not at ABC. Not at this company. This is not acceptable rhetoric.' "

McCain has been a fierce critic of Trump, who has disparaged her father Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainBudowsky: Would John McCain back impeachment? Sharice Davids to vote for Trump impeachment articles: 'The facts are uncontested' Ex-Rep. Scott Taylor to seek old Virginia seat MORE (R-Ariz.).

She previously called for Trump to fire White House special assistant Kelly Sadler after The Hill reported that the staffer mocked John McCain's brain cancer by saying his views don't matter because "he's dying anyway." Trump told Sadler he would not fire her for her remarks, according to Axios.

“I don't understand what kind of environment you're working in when that would be acceptable and then you could come to work the next day and still have a job," Meghan McCain said on "The View" earlier this month, after the Sadler story broke. "And that's all I have to say about it."

Trump weighed in on "Roseanne" being canceled on Wednesday, tweeting, "Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that 'ABC does not tolerate comments like those' made by Roseanne Barr. Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC. Maybe I just didn’t get the call?"