When Roseanne returns to ABC on March 27 after nearly two decades off the air, it will include at least one update: Roseanne Conner will be a Trump supporter. "Of course I love Oprah like everybody else", Barr said when asked about the daytime TV mogul's now-famous speech.
Roseanne Barr will reportedly play a President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE supporter who's politically at odds with the rest of her family in the upcoming reboot of her eponymous comedy series. "I would really like to see an end to "hatriotism" in this country", she said.
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Speaking Monday evening at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Los Angeles, Barr said the decision to bring Trump into the show reflects the vision she always had for the program. "And I did run in 2012", she stated.
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She deferred the questions at first, but finally responded by saying that though she supports the president, "I'm not a Trump apologist".
When the reporter pointed to Trump's early campaign comments regarding Mexicans, Barr elaborated further: "Well, he says a lot of insane shit. I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different", Roseanne said". "No one's brainwashed into agreeing with 100 percent of what anybody says, let alone a politician or a candidate". "I was anxious that people wouldn't want to touch [Roseanne], that everybody was proud of it and wanted to leave it alone and not risk anything", Gilbert said.
She also claimed that she would be a better president than both Oprah Winfrey and Susan Sarandon, and maybe even better than Trump himself. "I think that a great way to fight racism is that everybody has a job". After all, as Darlene actress and Roseanne E.P. Sara Gilbert put it, "This is a time when our country is divided".