Roseanne Barr on the Politics on Her 'Roseanne Revival': 'It's Just Realistic'

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"So I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn't, so it's just realistic", she said at a Television Critics Association panel on Monday.

If you're thinking, hey, wait a minute, those don't sound like new shows, congratulations for paying attention.

In the revival of Roseanne, Barr's character will be a Trump voter.

Roseanne Barr is a Trump supporter who has regularly filled her Twitter feed with insane conspiracy theories, wild claims about Trump's "successes", and vehement defenses of her support for the president.

These and other moments in the original series make it hard to believe the Roseanne would have voted for Trump, even if she is part of the working class. Many have wondered if Barr's political leanings would bleed into the show itself, but showrunner Bruce Helford and the cast have said this show is about bringing disparate viewers together, rather than driving down a deeper wedge. "I have always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of American working class people..."

"In The Rosanne Show, I've always tried to have it be a true reflection of the society we live in".

It was perhaps unusual that Roseanne Barr and John Goodman took the stage for the Best TV Drama award, considering they led one of TV's most popular comedies through the '80s and '90s. Barr ran for president with the Peace and Freedom Party in 2012.

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But McDonald's question - which I'll remind you was about the character of Roseanne and not the celebrity Roseanne (though you can see where Barr would get confused) - seemed to get under Barr's skin, just a little bit.

"So I wanted to bring it right down the middle, and we did", she said.

During the Q&A session Monday, "Barr was pushed to defend her character's support for Trump in light of what a reporter called his racism and xenophobia", the AP reported.

"There are a lot of things he's said and done I don't agree with, like there's probably a lot of things Hillary Clinton has done and said that you don't agree with", she continued.

The irony of this is that the new Roseanne - absent the star's political leanings - is a genuinely amusing, thoughtful take on how white Americans who disagree strongly over the president and his views on essentially anyone who's not a white American can find a way to talk about these issues without killing each other. It's a great opportunity to have a family divided by politics but is still filled with love.

Barr is excited about returning after so many years.

"My children took my Twitter password away from me, which is kind of disturbing because so much is going on this week", the grandmother of six said.

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