The new reboot of the sitcom ‘Roseanne’ features Roseanne Barr who is openly a Trump supporter. The premiere got 18.1 million viewers which was one of the highest rated shows on ABC in years. “The first number alone is easily enough to make Roseanne the highest-rated regularly-scheduled scripted show of the last few seasons, as well as the highest-rated sitcom in recent memory,” wrote the Hollywood Reporter.
Despite her incredible success, the New York Times tried to call her out for being a Trump supporter. But she crushed them. “Considering that Trump opposes many of the principles that you and Roseanne Conner have stood for, how can you support him?” They asked.
“No, he doesn’t, I don’t think he does. I don’t think so at all. I think he voices them quite well,” said Roseanne. “I’m thinking of abortion rights, same-sex marriage rights, labor protections —” said the interviewer. “He doesn’t oppose same-sex marriage,” said Roseanne.
They then argued that Trump’s policies don’t help the working class. Roseanne was prepared with a response.
“Well, I think working-class people were pissed off about Clinton and NAFTA, so let’s start there. That’s what broke all the unions and we lost all our jobs, so I think that’s a large part of why they voted for Trump because they didn’t want to see it continue, where our jobs are shipped away. So, it’s more, why did people support shipping our jobs away?” responded Roseanne.