Roseanne Barr for Commander-in-Chief?
In her first major press conference for the Roseanne reunion, Roseanne Barr told reporters Monday that she’d make a better president than Oprah Winfrey and defended her support for President Donald Trump by saying, “I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and try something different.”
“I do love Oprah. Of course I love Oprah like everybody else,” she said, when asked about Winfrey’s speech at the Golden Globes. When someone asked her if she’d make a better president, that’s when she declared her superiority to the former Queen of daytime. “Actually,” she added, “I think I would be a better president than Oprah or Susan Sarandon, possibly even President Trump.”
She also explained why it was important to make her alter-ego a Trump supporter—- something viewers will learn when Roseanne premieres on March 27 on ABC. Though Barr has made it clear on her personal Twitter feed that she supports the President, Barr said she felt like it was authentic if Roseanne and her husband Dan did, too.
“I said it, and I’ll say again, my show has always been … I’ve always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working class people,” Barr told reporters Monday in Pasadena. “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 especially about polarization in the family and actually hating people for the way they voted, which I feel like is not American. … There was a lot of thought in it.”
Barr’s personal politics ended up coloring most of the questions from reporters Monday. Though the entire cast of the reuni