Just hours after Roseanne Barr’s stunning television return posted shocking ratings across the board, President Trump called the iconic comedian; congratulating her on the Trump-loving character’s massive success.
Roseanne was speaking with ABC News when she thanked the Commander-in-Chief for his warm wishes; saying “It was the most exciting thing ever, and that was very sweet of him to congratulate us.”
"We may not have it all together, but together we have it all." @RoseanneOnABC sets record ratings as the Conners come roaring back to primetime, and we speak LIVE to @therealroseanne about her phone call with the President and the return of the show: pic.twitter.com/CEBMfnnBAx
— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 29, 2018
“I sure am grateful to people for watching and liking it,” said Roseasnne. “It’s very exciting… It was pretty exciting — I’ll tell you that much. They said, ‘Hold please for the president of the United States of America.’ It was the most exciting thing ever, and that was very sweet of him to congratulate us.”
“We talked about a lot of things. He is happy for me, and I’ve known him for many years, and he’s done a lot of nice things for me over the years,” she added. “It was just a friendly conversation about working, and you know, television and ratings. He really understands ratings and how they measure things and that has kind of been an interest of mine for a long time.”
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 UNCHAINED: The Actress Says Her Character is a Proud, WORKING CLASS Trump Supporter
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.