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Roseanne Barr will play Trump supporter in ‘Roseanne’ TV show revival

Roseanne Barr in "I Am Comic" (Monterey Media)
January 11, 2018

Roseanne Barr will play a President Donald Trump supporter in the reboot of the hit TV series “Roseanne.”

“I’ve always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working-class people. And in fact it was working-class people who elected Trump,” Barr said Monday at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour, the Associated Press reported.

The original television show followed a blue collar couple and their working class family trying to make enough money to provide for their children.

The new show follows Roseanne, now a grandmother, who has political disputes with family members who have opposing views to her own.

Barr, who is a Trump supporter in real life, said she wanted to properly represent working class families.

“I’ve always had it be a true reflection of the society we live in,” Barr said. “Half the country voted for him, half of them didn’t. It’s just realistic.”

While the creators of “Roseanne” did not mention the political leanings of other family members, they did say that there would be a political divide.

“This is a time when our country is divided,” said returning cast member Sara Gilbert, according to the Hollywood Reporter. “We talk about [politics] in the context of a family. People feel like they can’t disagree and still love and talk to each other. It’s a great opportunity to have a family divided by politics but is still filled with love. What a great thing to bring into this country right now.”