Roseanne Called Soros A Nazi On Twitter — And Donald Trump, Jr. Retweeted It by the Forward

Roseanne Called Soros A Nazi On Twitter — And Donald Trump, Jr. Retweeted It

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In addition to posting a racist tweet that got her TV show cancelled on Tuesday, actress and comedian Roseanne Barr also made comments about Chelsea Clinton and George Soros, a billionaire investor frequently cited in conservative conspiracy theories.

Donald Trump, Jr. retweeted one, in which Barr claims Soros is a Nazi who turned in Jews during the Holocaust.

The Twitter thread began with Barr tweeting, “Chelsea Soros Clinton.” She later claimed, falsely, that Clinton is married to Soros’ nephew.

Clinton tweeted back: “Good morning Roseanne - my given middle name is Victoria. I imagine George Soros’s nephews are lovely people. I’m just not married to one. I am grateful for the important work @OpenSociety does in the world. Have a great day!”

Trump Jr. retweeted Barr’s response, in which she called Soros a Nazi who turned in Jews and stole their money.

Barr, who is Jewish, also tweeted on Tuesday, “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” attacking Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarett, who was born in Iran and is African-American.

ABC Entertainment promptly cancelled Barr’s show, identifying her statement as “abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values.”

Contact Alyssa Fisher at fisher@forward.com or on Twitter, @alyssalfisher

Donald Trump, Jr. Retweeted Roseanne’s Soros-Nazi Post

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