Trump Congratulates Roseanne Barr After Rebooted Show's Debut

30 March, 2018, 00:43 | Author: Austin Daniel
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President Donald Trump took the time to call supporter and actress back in the spotlight, Roseanne Barr, for the revival and ratings of her comedy "Roseanne".

In this image released by ABC, Roseanne Barr, left, and John Goodman appear in a scene from the reboot of "Roseanne", premiering on Tuesday at 8 p.m. EST. Barr added that it was her idea for Roseanne to be a Trump supporter.

In an interview with ABC's Jimmy Kimmel last week, the late night host confronted Barr over her support for the president.

"It was pretty exciting, I'll tell you that much", Barr said about the call. "So it was just a friendly conversation about work and television and ratings", she said.

She treasures her black grandchild and defends gender-fluid Mark on his first day at his new school, telling his classmates her grandson's on his way to becoming a famous fashion designer.

Actress Roseanne Barr
Actress Roseanne Barr

"It's just such a wake-up call to the cultural elites to show that actually, people are not all like them". The opening episode showed the close-knit Connor family having suffered a serious rift between Roseanne and sister Jackie, played by Laurie Metcalf, because of the 2016 election that ushered Trump into the White House. "Matt Drudge tweeted: "'ROSEANNE' RATINGS BLOWOUT". Roseanne first aired in 1988 and became a hit thanks to its frank and amusing representation of working class family life in America.

Trump, obviously thankful for Barr's minority voice in Hollywood, told her Wednesday how "happy" he was for her successful show, according to the actress.

The ABC reboot drew an estimated 18.2 million viewers, a huge audience considering modern TV viewing habits.

"I'm still the same-you all moved", Barr replied. "So I felt that was very real, and something that needed to be discussed".

"We always like to be current, you know, talk about the things that are happening in our country", Roseanne said. "I thought that this was an important thing to say at this time", she said.

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