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.
"And, in fact, it was working-class people who elected Trump, so I felt like that was very real and something that needed to be discussed and especially about polarization in the family and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American", she added. "I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and try something different", she exclaimed at one point, defending her support of President Trump.
Barr, who has a well-earned reputation for being outspoken and not hiding her beliefs, was initially reluctant to talk about her own support for Trump and what role that may have played in making the Roseanne Conner character a Trump voter.
Although the entire cast of the sitcom was present Monday, most of the questions were directed at Barr and what she and her sitcom character think of Trump. There are a lot of things he has said and done that I don't agree with. "There's probably a lot of things Hillary Clinton has done and said that you don't agree with it", she said. "Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing 100% of what anyone says".
"Of course I love Oprah, like everybody else", Roseanne said. "I think that's a great way to fight racism is that everybody has a job".
Barr then drifted into conspiracy town, saying she couldn't vote for Clinton because of Haiti, citing the debunked claim that the Clintons raised hundreds of millions of dollars for a hospital in the country that was never built.
President Trump has even thanked Barr for her comments of support.
WHOA. Per reports, an ABC publicist scrambled to end the press conference. "I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn't, so it's just realistic". And yes, she did use the word "hatriotism, according to Entertainment Weekly's report".
The rebooted Roseanne premieres with a special hour-long episode at 8 p.m. ET on March 27 on ABC.