Democrats are so lost, they’re scrambling for any celebrity they think has more voter drawing power than Donald Trump. In recent months, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has said he’s considering running, Oprah has said multiple times she’s not running, but mindless leftists that worship celebrities won’t stop bringing up the idea that she should run for President. Roseanne Barr, never known to mince words, says she’be be a better President than Oprah ever could be…
“It was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different,” the actress tells reporters of her support of Trump at TCA.
It didn’t take long before the subject of Donald Trump arose during a panel previewing the return of ABC’s Roseanne at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour.
With ABC bringing the working-class Conner family Roseanne back to primetime, it’s no surprise that Roseanne Barr’s personal politics are playing a role in her TV counterpart’s voting history. When a reporter asked about Barr and John Goodman’s leading characters being Trump supporters in the new season, Barr tried to deflect the question before she eventually offered up some insight, reports the Hollywood Reporter.
“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.”
Later, when asked about whether she’d vote for Oprah Winfrey if the mogul would run for president in 2020, Barr hesitated. “I do love Oprah. Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else. But you know what? I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different,” she said, referring to her support of Trump.
What about Susan Sarandon for president?, another reporter asked. “Actually, I think I’d be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, probably even President Trump. And I did run in 2012,” she said.
In early 2012, Barr announced her candidacy for the presidential nomination of the Green Party. Barr lost the nomination to Jill Stein. She then sought the presidential nomination of the Peace and Freedom Party, which she won on August 4, 2012. Barr received 61,971 votes in the general election, placing sixth overall.
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