Trump likes 'Roseanne?' Of course he does

Nick Sanchez
April 1, 2018

ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey told The Times that the show was a "direct result of the post-Election Day initiative to pursue an audience that the network had overlooked".

It is the show's 11th season, but with a 21-year gap since its initial nine-season run.

Actress Roseanne Barr faced heavy criticism on social media this weekend after posting a tweet apparently indicating support for an online conspiracy theory claiming President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump advisers urging tougher action toward Russian Federation: report Eric Holder says he'll decide on a 2020 run by early next year Trump wrote back to 8-year-old seeking kidney for dad MORE is involved in combatting a global trafficking ring tied to the "deep state".

Earlier this week President Donald Trump called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on the success of her sitcom reboot.

Noting Trump's disinterest in scripted programming, Poniewozik said "I doubt he will ever watch Roseanne, but in his mind, a "pro TRUMP" thing won". Then on Thursday, he touted the show's success during a speech in Ohio. Tuesday night's premiere even managed to beat out the original show's series finale (which had 16.6 million viewers, for reference). "And it was about us!". Furthermore, many people are focusing on Roseanne Conner (and Barr) being a Trump supporter, and ignoring the fact that on the show, her sister Jackie (played by Laurie Metcalf) is an avid Hillary Clinton supporter, and is virulently anti-Trump. Trump said. "They were unbelievable!" Like her eponymous show, Barr's history of bigotry is now in a new spotlight.

James says he was open to letting the show use the couch, but anxious it would get damaged, so he had strict stipulations on its use.

The first episode highlighted the support Barr has for Trump.

Barr was thrilled by the news. The "60 Minutes" interview with adult film star Stormy Daniels talking about her relationship with Trump drew 22 million viewers.

And Barr, like Trump, shares an affinity for the conspiracy-loving Alex Jones - the man who claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, which left 20 school children dead, was a "hoax". She claims Trump "talked about jobs, Jackie, he said to shake things up" and tosses in a dig at "Fake News". American voters chose Trump; ABC chose Roseanne Barr.

"You're always nervous before you do something, and we're so grateful to the fans", she shared with her fellow co-hosts of the series.

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