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US President Donald Trump called TV Star Roseanne Barr to offer his congratulations on the return of her comedy series and to thank her for supporting him.

The sitcom features a working-class family of five and several relatives.

The political debate in the Conner household positioned the 2018 version of the family (seen in the photo above) as thoroughly modern. In most of the encounters over this issue, the Roseanne character remained cool, calm and collected, while Jackie the Hillary supporter seemed unhinged. There's some truth to this: "Roseanne's character is whip-smart and unwilling to take crap from anyone - she's sort of a female mini-Trump in terms of personality". So the message is simple: It's at least understandable to support Trump because economic populism is worth a try for blue-collar workers, but don't dare back him because of social conservatism. "And so I wanted to bring it [the series] right down the middle, and we did", Barr said. The original "Roseanne" aired on ABC from 1988 to 1997. The show became one of the most successful sitcoms of all time.

At a Television Critics Association panel in January, the Emmy victor explained why the ABC series would be politically charged.

The Roseanne reboot is the talk of the town today but you can't talk about Roseanne without mentioning Trump, as the president and his politics were woven into the dialog of the ABC show.


Barr was a liberal in the past.

"I saw it happening in all the families I know, so I thought, 'Well this is, you know, it's good, hopefully it will get people talking to each other'".

'I deleted it, so f**k you, ' she told Kimmel while flipping the bird. She said she wants to keep the show current and discuss what's going on in the country more.

ABC aired two episodes of "Roseanne" on Tuesday. It generated impressive ratings, with a 5.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 18.2 million viewers for the entire hour, according to Variety.


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