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Roseanne character to be Trump supporter in series reboot

Roseanne character to be Trump supporter in series reboot

A day packed with panels for new ABC shows at the Television Critics Association winter 2018 press tour ended with back-to-back discussions for two of the network's most anticipated shows, "Roseanne" and "American Idol".

The show's creators didn't say if any other characters will be portrayed as Trump supporters. In fact, white people of all economic strata voted for Trump.

"That's your opinion", Roseanne Barr said to a reporter who had suggested Donald Trump was a xenophobe.

The original "Roseanne" aired from 1988 to 1997 and was the most-watched show on U.S. television in 1989 and 1990.

The show's extended family represents a "full cross-section of ideas and beliefs", said Bruce Helford, among the executive producers and actors taking part in a Q&A with TV critics.

Barr ran as the nominee of the California-based Peace and Freedom Party in 2012 and managed to take sixth place, winning more than 48,000 votes.

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Barr at first avoided the question, but she eventually pointed out that she always wanted the blue-collar comedy to reflect the society we live in.

"We have the conversation about why we don't agree", Fishman said. "Because if you don't endorse Hillary, then you're anti-American, a racist, a sexist, or whatever names her robots throw around".

It was perhaps odd that Roseanne Barr and John Goodman took the stage for the Best TV Drama award, considering they led one of TV's most popular comedies through the '80s and '90s. Goodman's Dan Conner died in the finale, to be explained through Roseanne's dreams and writing. But as Goodman stated, her drama doesn't win the awards like her comedy has in the past. "And so I wanted to bring it right down the middle, and we did".

Of course, not everyone is so happy to see Roseanne return, as Roseanne Barr herself has been a force to be reckoned with on social media with often controversial posts. "I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and, you know, try something different".

Barr went on to say that although she "loves" Oprah - whose rousing Golden Globes speech Sunday night resurfaced speculation about a 2020 presidential run -she thinks she'd be a better president.

She also claimed that she would be a better president than both Oprah Winfrey and Susan Sarandon, and maybe even better than Trump himself. "To me (the show) was a great opportunity to have a family that can be divided by politics and still be united by love, and that's a great thing for this country right now".