Roseanne Barr: 'I would be a better president than Oprah'

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"It's just realistic", Roseanne Barr said on Monday of the character she plays.

For her part, Barr said she always meant to tell more stories about the Conner family.

Also, if you're wondering about youngest child Jerry Garcia Conner, Barr said they do mention him in the first episode. It's just realistic. I've always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American working-class people and, in fact, it was working-class people who elected Trump, so I felt that was very real and something that needed to be discussed.

To add to her Trump Internet bona fides, Barr is also one of the few celebrities with mainstream relevance to run a verified account on Gab, a social media platform that has pitched itself as a "free speech" alternative to Twitter.

Barr appeared on stage to present an award with fellow Roseanne star John Goodman. In comparison to the more aspirational sitcoms I remember from that time, like "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" and "Full House"-or even "Friends", in which the characters' finances are more of a punchline than a genuine source of anxiety-I can certainly understand why an honest look at a blue-collar, working-class, Midwestern family could be groundbreaking". Either way, the actress would like to reiterate that she is not a "Trump apologist" and doesn't agree with everything the POTUS has done. "No one's brainwashed into agreeing with 100 percent of what anybody says, let alone a politician or a candidate".

Yes, Roseanne Conner is a Trump supporter. There's no redeeming a racist, homophobic, misogynistic, ignorant, unsafe hate-mongering "President" no matter what your blue collar angle or justification is. "And I did run in 2012".

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Still, others took issue with the boycott and threw their support behind Barr instead. "It's always the lesser of two evils and we always have to face our own conscience of how we deal with that". That's the date that ABC will premiere its eight-episode revival of the classic sitcom!

Barr, who is a Trump supporter in real life, said she wanted to properly represent working class families.

She joked at the press tour, however, that she'd "probably" be a better president than the businessman.

The actress said a large part of her unwillingness to vote for Clinton was "Haiti", a reference to debunked claims that the Clintons raised millions of dollars for a hospital for the islanders that was never built.

"Part of what's going on is that people feel like they can't disagree and still love each other or still talk to each other". There was a lot of dream sequence to it because Roseanne was coming out of a dream and that affected certain things.

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