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Trump Voter Roseanne Barr Plays Herself in Sitcom Revival

10 January 2018, 12:36 | Erma Lawrence

Trump Voter Roseanne Barr Plays Herself in Sitcom Revival

Trump Voter Roseanne Barr Plays Herself in Sitcom Revival

Star and executive producer Roseanne Barr, a Trump supporter, initially shied away from political questions at the Television Critics Association Monday but she ultimately couldn't resist.

If you're thinking, hey, wait a minute, those don't sound like new shows, congratulations for paying attention.

Barr, a Trump supporter during the 2016 election, told reporters at the panel that she's no "Trump apologist" and that he's said a lot of stuff that she doesn't agree with, when asked about the president's xenophobia.

When asked about her personal decision to support Trump and whether she would vote for Winfrey for president, Barr said, "Actually, I think I would be a better president than Oprah or Susan Sarandon, possibly even President Trump". Bruce Helford, one of the show's executive producers, said on Monday that the Conners will represent a "full cross-section of ideas and beliefs". "But I didn't want it to overshadow the show, so I'm taking a little bit of a break".

Barr echoed this, saying that in the reboot she sought to address "polarization in the family and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American".

Michael Fishman, who plays Roseanne's son D.J., said the show lets the characters debate important issues in a way that does not always happen in today's real-life society.

Barr, who sat on the famed Roseanne couch with original cast members including John Goodman and Laurie Metcalf, said she meant to revisit the groundbreaking comedy.

Moments like these make it hard to believe that Roseanne Conner would be taken in by someone like Trump-"working class" background or not.

Roseanne Barr also went onto say she'd make a good president.

"Well, that's your opinion", Barr replied to the reporter, adding that Trump says "a lot of insane (expletive)". "There are a lot of things he's said and done I don't agree with, like there's probably a lot of things Hillary Clinton has done and said that you don't agree with".

Joining the discussion, cast member Sara Gilbert pointed out that, "people feel they can't disagree and still love each other or talk to each other". It's a great opportunity to have a family divided by politics but is still filled with love. Goodman's Dan Conner died in the finale, to be explained through Roseanne's dreams and writing.

Of course, not everyone is so happy to see Roseanne return, as Roseanne Barr herself has been a force to be reckoned with on social media with often controversial posts. There are a lot of things that he's said and done that I don't agree with.

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