Roseanne Barr Speculates On Why Clinton Lost The Presidential Race

Actress Roseanne Barr is getting ready to revive her popular 80's-90's sitcom, 'Roseanne', and says her character will be a Trump supporter. She feels President Donald Trump was elected because he appealed to the working class by focusing on jobs.

She says that's where his opponent in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, failed bigly.

'Roseanne' ran from 1988 to 1997, and was hailed for its realistic portrayal of a blue-collar family. ABC decided to take a chance on up-and-coming comedian, Roseanne Barr, because of her brash voice and in-your-face manner of comedy.

The show was a big hit because it resonated with a lot of working-class families. Other shows at the time often featured upper middle class or wealthy families in picturesque homes that looked like they were designed by a decorator, with stay-at-home moms who always looked like they just came home from the salon.

Now, like many shows, 'Roseanne' is getting a reboot. A revival is slated to start on March 27 with many original cast members returning.

Barr appeared on ABC's '20/20' with some of her fellow cast members to talk about the new season on Thursday.

According to Barr, her character Roseanne Connor and the sitcom family will be Trump supporters. She believes Donald Trump would have resonated with the hard-working family.

"He talked about jobs. That's what you need to do if you want working people to vote for you. Not Syrian airspace," she 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."

Barr believes Trump's comedic, celebrity demeanor is good for comedy.

"Trump offended half of America and she [Hillary Clinton] offended the other half, so that's great for sitcoms," she explained. "It's great for comedy. We're lucky to have him as a president, it's great for comedy."

The Connors supporting Trump just made sense to Barr, who seems to be annoyed with having to explain it over and over.

“I said, and I’ll say it again: my show has always been — I have always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working class, you know working class people," she says.

"And, in fact, it was working class people who elected Trump. So, I felt that, yeah, that was very real, and something that needed to be discussed. And especially about polarization in the family, and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American."

"And so, I wanted to bring it right down the middle, and we did. And I think that [executive producers] Sara [Gilbert] and Bruce [Helford] I agree with what they said, too. There was a lot of thought in it.”

Barr herself is a Trump supporter in real life, though she's always admitted she doesn't agree with everything he says and does.
“I’m not a Trump apologist. There are a lot of things he’s done and said that I don’t agree with in the same way there are probably a lot of things Hillary Clinton has done and said you don’t agree with.”

She claims she saw him as the 'lesser of two evils'.  

Source: MailOnline
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