Actress Roseanne Barr is doubling-down on her iconic character’s sharp wit and working-class roots as the show prepares for its official reboot later this month; saying the program will focus on American issues and why President Trump won the 2016 race for the White House.
The comedian was speaking with the New York Time when she was asked to comment on the impact President Trump’s election had on her character and herself, saying she wanted to focus on “How we deal with whole new issues that we didn’t even have before, like gender-fluid kids. How working class people — how and why they elected Trump.”
“I just wanted to have that dialogue about families torn apart by the election and their political differences of opinion and how we handle it. I thought that this was an important thing to say at this time,” she added.
“In terms of what they think, and how they feel when they are the ones who send their kids over to fight. We’ve been in wars for a long, long time, which everybody seems to forget — but working class people don’t forget it because their kids are in it,” said Roseanne.
Read the full interview here.
ROSEANNE GOES NUCLEAR: Actress Tells Kimmel to ‘ZIP THAT F***ING LIP’ On LIVE TV
Iconic comedian and Trump-supporter Roseanne Barr didn’t hold back when discussing politics during a late-night television interview; telling liberal host Jimmy Kimmel that he went so “f***ing far left” he lost everybody and should “zip that f***ing lip.”
Barr appeared alongside actor John Goodman while promoting their upcoming revival of television’s “Roseanne,” getting into a full-blown debate with Kimmel over Hillary Clinton, liberals, Donald Trump, and Mike Pence.
“You are a very liberal, socially liberal person in general,” started Kimmel.
“I’m still the same, you all moved. You all went so f***ing far out you lost everybody,” she interrupted. “Seriously, a lot of your audience -including me- A lot of us, no matter who we voted for, we don’t want to see our president fail.”
“So zip that “f***ing lip,” she added.
Watch Roseanne take-on Kimmel above.
ROSEANNE UNLEASHED: The Comedian TRASHES CLINTON, Says US ‘Lucky’ Trump is President
Comedian Roseanne Barr raised eyebrows this week when she suddenly slammed former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton, saying the doomed nominee neglected American workers and was only concerned with “Syrian airspace,” adding the country was “lucky” Donald Trump went on to win the White House.
In a recently published clip promoting her upcoming sitcom, the iconic comic unloaded on the former Secretary of State, saying “maybe” Americans cared about “Syrian airspace” but she certainly didn’t.
“He talked about jobs. That’s what you need to do if you want working people to vote for you. Not Syrian airspace,” Barr said. “I don’t think Hillary talked about jobs much. She was always just talking about Syrian airspace. Do you think people in America care? Maybe they do, I didn’t, though.”
“It’s great for comedy. We’re lucky to have him as a President, it’s great for comedy,” she added.
Watch Roseanne’s clip below:
'Roseanne' star @therealroseanne says "we're lucky" to have Trump as President: "Trump offended half of America and [Hillary Clinton] offended the other half, so that’s great for sitcoms. It's great for comedy." #Roseanne #ABC2020 https://t.co/P9rxblLmKs pic.twitter.com/qt6KFu1eKL
— 20/20 (@ABC2020) February 15, 2018