Updated Jul 21, 2018

Rosanne Barr responds to criticism for Valerie Jarrett tweet in fiery video

Rosanne Barr in an interview. Photo: Vera Anderson/WireImage via Getty Images

In a self-posted video, Rosanne Barr responded to criticism from being fired and having her show, "Roseanne," cancelled, after targeting former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett in a tweet, explaining she initially told NBC "I thought Valerie Jarrett was white."

The backdrop: Barr initially released a vulgar video saying she thought Jarrett was white before releasing her scripted statement. After being fired, she apologized for her initial tweet saying she was on Ambien at the time she sent it.

"The answer is simple. It's because I voted for Donald Trump and that is not allowed in Hollywood."
— Barr on why she was fired

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In photos: Protests over George Floyd's death grip Minneapolis

The Third Police Precinct burns in Minneapolis on Thursday night. Photo: Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

Demonstrators demanding justice burned a Minneapolis police station and took control of the streets around it last night, heaving wood onto the flames, kicking down poles with surveillance cameras and torching surrounding stores.

What's happening: The crowd was protesting the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man whose life was snuffed out Tuesday by a white Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on his neck for about eight minutes.

Minneapolis mayor to Trump: “Weakness is pointing your finger” during a crisis

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey fired back at President Trump on Friday, after the president accused the mayor of weak leadership amid violence sparked by the killing of an unarmed black man by a white police officer.

Driving the news: Trump made his accusations in a pair of tweets early Friday, saying he would bring the national guard into Minneapolis if Frey couldn't “bring the City under control.” 

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