Trump touts Roseanne Barr's ratings after successful series prem

Cristina Cross
March 30, 2018

The publication stated the call was confirmed by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary.

"It was a thrill to get a congratulatory phone call from The President of The United States of America", Barr tweeted Thursday, two days after ABC's "Roseanne" reboot drew an estimated 18.4 million viewers.

(Like Barr, her character, Roseanne Conner, is a Trump supporter, while Metcalf's Jackie was for Hillary Clinton.) But they soon reconciled.

And arguably the most famous blue collar sitcom of all, the TV classic "All in the Family", is also rumored to be under consideration for a revival.

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Roseanne Conner, Barr's character on the show, is a Trump supporter.

President Donald Trump called Rosanne Barr to congratulate her on her show's triumphant return.

"It shows people's different opinions and how they resolve them", Barr, who counts herself as a Trump supporter, said at the show's NY premiere Monday.

President Donald Trump was in OH today, allegedly to talk about his infrastructure resuscitation proposals though, as usual, it played more like a campaign rally. An anonymous source cited by the Times described Trump as "an obsessive about how TV shows perform", and was "enthralled" by the success of Roseanne.

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Barr says she thought it was important to show how the Conners deal with the same issues that many American families now face. "It's very exciting... It was pretty exciting - I'll tell you that much".

The Conner family returned to the small screen last night with the beloved USA sitcom Roseanne airing the first episode of its revival and proving to be a huge ratings success for ABC.

"We just kind of had a private conversation, but we talked about a lot of things and he's just happy for me", the actress told George Stephanopoulos during the interview. The show featured a conservative central character and was canceled by ABC previous year. The numbers were so eye-popping that they even caught the attention of President Donald Trump. "Congrats @therealroseanne. If you're not too busy already maybe work in a late night show too. seems there's some demand for an alternate viewpoint".

"I've always had it be a true reflection of the society we live in", Barr said at a Television Critics Association event in January. "I really do because I think we need to be more civilized than that". And so I wanted to bring it (the series) right down the middle, and we did, " said Barr.

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"The idea that people can agree to disagree is kind of missing from everything", Barr said on "GMA".

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