In a new interview with Britain’s Sunday Times Magazine, Roseanne Barr blamed former First Lady Michelle Obama for her firing after she posted a racist tweet.
Although the firing came in response to outrage over Barr’s racist tweet linking former Obama administration official Valerie Jarrett, who is black, to the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes, Barr told the Sunday Times that Obama is really at fault.
“She said, ‘This tweet is unforgivable.’ That’s what I was told,” Barr said. “I tend to believe it because the woman who fired me is now working with the Obamas at Netflix.”
According to Barr, the former first lady ordered then-president of ABC Entertainment Group Channing Dungey to can her, reports Yahoo! News.
“I apologize to Valerie Jarrett and to all Americans,” Barr tweeted shortly after her firing last year. “I am truly sorry for making a bad joke about her politics and her looks. I should have known better. Forgive me—my joke was in bad taste.”
Barr also continued to blame anti-Semitic attitudes in her new interview, which she feels contributed to her termination.
“They wanted to take a Jew down,” she told the Times. “They wanted to take down a Zionist because they think that Zionists are the problem with everything in the world, and a lot of people in this country think like them.”
Barr blamed also blamed the controversial tweet on her “inebriated condition” caused by mixing Ambien with “a couple of beers.” She then accused ABC of taking issue with her support of President Trump.
“They hate powerful women and they hate powerful, deplorable women and I do consider myself deplorable,” she said. “Deplorable is the greatest thing Hillary [Clinton] ever called us, because it empowered a revolution — we are deplorable to her kind. Of course, all working-class people are deplorable to her because it was working-class people that elected Trump.”
Barr also praised Trump as a real “genius” and a “real deep thinker.”
“Part of why I love Trump is that he took so many of my ideas,” she added when asked if she would consider another run for office.
She defended the president’s tweets, saying he is different from the “Trump puppet” that people see online.
“I’ve met him several times,” she said. “And don’t forget you can’t judge anyone for how they tweet on Twitter.”