Roseanne Barr for President? Again?


President Donald Trump, a known tracker of television ratings, paid a personal call to Roseanne Barr after the Roseanne revival debuted to great success.

Ms. Barr has been a defender of President Trump and her TV character plays a supporter of the President.

The show aired on Tuesday, and Trump was impressed by its ratings, according to the New York Times.

"He's just happy for me", she said on ABC News' "Good Morning America".

Trump was "enthralled" with the ratings, NYT reported. At least one critic I read on Wednesday indicated that in allowing her character on TV to adopt this point of view, Roseanne Barr had somehow let him down - and all the fellow members of his generation. "It was pretty exciting, I'll tell you that much", she said.

It's no wonder Trump is so excited about Roseanne's popularity.

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More than 18 million people tuned in for the first episode of the revamped sitcom on Tuesday night. After all, Roseanne Barr is easily the most high-profile Trump supporter in America right now, at a time when being a Trump supporter is neither easy nor particularly defensible.

The original Roseanne went on air in 1988 and ran until 1997.

Barr said she and the rest of the cast were hoping the ratings would justify a renewal of the reboot, meaning you should expect the Roseanne revival to continue.

Chicago, which came in at number five, was the only blue state to appear in the top 10 for the show's ratings.

It also saw the return of John Goodman as Roseanne's husband Dan alongside such other series regulars as Laurie Metcalf and Sara Gilbert. She got a phone call from the President shortly thereafter which described as "exciting". In an interview with the Times on Tuesday, Barr said she decided to make her character on "Roseanne " a Trump supporter because she thought it would be an "accurate portrayal" of working-class Americans. "I felt that was very real and something that needed to be discussed, and especially about polarization in the family and people actually hating each other for the way they voted, which I feel is not American".