NEWS AND VIEWS THAT IMPACT LIMITED CONSTITUTIONAL GOVERNMENT
"There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with
power to endanger the public liberty." - - - - John Adams
Thursday, January 11, 2018
Roseanne Barr defends Trump
(Fox News) - Roseanne Barr defended her support for President Trump and her choice to make her sitcom character a Trump supporter in the upcoming “Roseanne” revival heading to ABC in March.
Barr said making her sitcom counterpart a Trump supporter made sense for the show about a working-class American family.
“It’s just realistic,” she explained.
She went on, “I have always … attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and working class people. And, in fact, it was working class people that elected Trump so I felt that was very real and something that needed to be discussed.”
Barr made the comments during Monday’s Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour. Additionally, during a Q-and-A she also defended her choice to vote for Trump when pressed on the issue.
"I think it was time for us, as a country, to shake things up and try something different," she said of electing Trump.
Barr said she supports the president -- though she may not agree with everything he says.
“He says a lot of crazy s--- but I mean… I’m not a Trump apologist. There are a lot of things he has said and done that I don’t agree with,” she noted, saying many people who voted for Hillary Clinton likely felt the same way. “It’s always the lesser of two evils and we always have to face our own conscience of how we deal with that.”