Roseanne Barr says she chatted about “tv and scores” in a congratulatory cellphone name with President TrumpDonald John TrumpKushner has called Bolton for advice over past year: report Jeb Bush hits Trump: I go home to children ‘who actually love me’ Sanders to visit Mississippi for anniversary of MLK assassination MORE following the premiere of her self-titled sitcom.
“Roseanne” debuted to stellar scores for ABC on Tuesday, reportedly averaging 18.1 million viewers to the politically-charged present. Barr performs a Trump supporter on the comedy, who clashes politically together with her household. In actual life, Barr has expressed help for Trump.
“We simply sort of had a personal dialog however we talked about loads of issues and he’s simply comfortable for me,” Barr mentioned in a Thursday interview with George Stephanopoulos on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” describing her chat a day earlier with the commander in chief.
The dialog between the TV star and Trump was first reported by the New York Instances.
“I’ve identified him for a few years and he’s carried out loads of good issues for me through the years. And it was only a pleasant dialog about working, and tv, and scores,” Barr, 65, continued.
“He actually understands scores and the way they measure issues,” Barr mentioned of the previous “Celeb Apprentice” star-turned-president. “And that’s sort of been an curiosity of mine too.”
The primary episode of the rebooted present — which initially aired from 1988 to 1997 — featured Barr’s character feuding together with her sister, Jackie, performed by Laurie Metcalf.
Jackie greets Roseanne whereas sporting a “Nasty Girl” shirt and says, “What’s up, deplorable?”
“The concept that folks can comply with disagree is sort of lacking from all the things,” mentioned comedy veteran Barr, who made a 2012 White Home bid because the Peace and Freedom Social gathering’s candidate.
“I actually hope that it opens up civil dialog between folks,” Barr added, “as a substitute of simply mudslinging.”