Why the Conner Family Are Trump Supporters in Roseanne Revival

Jenna Warner
January 10, 2018

Roseanne Barr will reportedly play a President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE supporter who's politically at odds with the rest of her family in the upcoming reboot of her eponymous comedy series.

Barr said making her TV counterpart a Trump supporter made sense for the show about a working-class American family. When asked about politics taking center stage in the premiere episode, the cast and creators said that they wanted to put forth an authentic representation of what many families in the country have been experiencing during and since the election.

Although the entire cast of the sitcom was present Monday, most of the questions were directed at Barr and what she and her sitcom character think of Trump.

"He says a lot of insane s-t", she said at the TCA panel. "And in fact it was working class people who elected Trump", Barr said Monday. "To me (the show) was a great opportunity to have a family that can be divided by politics and still be united by love, and that's a great thing for this country right now".

Sarah Gilbert, Laurie Metcalf and Roseanne Barr reunite for ABC's 'Roseanne'.

Still, Barr got testy at times as reporters pressed her on the matter, especially when some wondered how she - or her character - could support a man who has expressed so many snide comments (and/or tweets) about different groups of people. "No one's brainwashed into agreeing with 100 per cent of what anybody says, let alone a politician or a candidate". Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else. "I'm not a Trump apologist".

One the show's writers attempted to speak, but Barr interrupted by saying, "Speaking of racism, I'm just going to say it".

Executive producer Whitney Cummings said that sometimes you have to vote for what you think of the "lesser of two evils" when you're poor.

"We had a lot of discussions in the very beginning about all of our beliefs, about all the things we feel and issue by issue, you know, things we were going to decide what to deal with on the show", Helford said.

When Roseanne returns to ABC on March 27 after nearly two decades off the air, it will include at least one update: Roseanne Conner will be a Trump supporter. I think it's a time to close ranks. "What a great thing to bring into this country right now", Darlene actress and Roseanne executive producer Sara Gilbert said.

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