TCA: But Barr does admit that Trump “says a lot of crazy sh*t,” and she’s not a fan of everything he’s done.
Meeting with the Television Critics Association press tour for the first time since ABC ordered a revival of “Roseanne,” Barr was outspoken at times, but held her tongue back at other moments. Barr has always been combative with critics, and famously lambasted many of them over the years during the original run of “Roseanne.” On Monday, she didn’t trash the writers in the room, but she was asked several times to explain why she, and her character, remain Trump supporters.
“I have always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of American working class people, and it was working class people who elected Trump,” she said. “So it was very real and something that needed to be discussed.”
Barr said the return of “Roseanne” will focus on the polarization of the family, and added that “people hating other people for the way they voted… is un-American.”
When asked whether Trump’s xenophobic views bothered her, Barr took issue: “That’s your opinion.” The star and executive producer did admit that Trump “says a lot of crazy shit… I’m not a Trump apologist. There are a lot of things he has said and done that I don’t agree with. Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing 100% of what anyone says.” But Barr also said Trump was “the lesser of two evils,” and that “the large part of why I could not vote for Hillary Clinton was because of Haiti.”