During a panel discussion, Roseanne Barr totally shoots down the idea of “President Oprah” while also defending her support for Donald Trump.
Barr made it very clear that she was not impressed by the left’s latest take on Oprah Winfrey running for POTUS — saying that she thinks she would make a “better president” than Oprah Winfrey.
“I do love Oprah. Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else,” she said. “But you know what? I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different.”
When a reporter asked if she’d vote for actress Susan Sarandon, Barr replied, “Actually, I think I’d be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, probably even President Trump. And I did run in 2012.”
Later she was asked about Trump’s “racism”, saying: “Well, he says a lot of crazy sh**,” adding, “I’m not a Trump apologist. There are a lot of things he’s said and done that I don’t agree with, just like there are a lot of things Hillary Clinton has said and done that you don’t agree with. Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing with 100 percent of what anybody says.”
“The one great thing that I read today is that this is the lowest unemployment level for many, many years. So I think that’s great and I do support jobs for people and I think that’s a great way to fight racism is helping everybody get a job,” she said, adding, “I think it’s the time to close ranks, and I would really like to see an end to ‘hatriotism‘ in this country.”
On the reboot of her show, The Rosanne Show — the main characters are, in fact, Trump supporters.
“In The Rosanne Show, I’ve always tried to have it be a true reflection of the society we live in. I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn’t, so it’s just realistic,” she said, adding that she’s tried to make the show a realistic portrayal of the working class, in particular. “And, in fact, it was working-class people who elected Trump, so I felt like 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.”
Even Sarah Gilbert, who I believe (speculation) is quite a liberal, but she chimed in and seems to get it.
“This is a time when our country is divided,” said Gilbert, who spearheaded (and exec produces) the reboot after Goodman guested on her CBS daytime show The Talk. “We talk about this [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.”
Well.. she has my supporter, I’m excited about the reboot, and I sure as heck hope we see more from the entire cast in the years to come!