President Trump phoned Roseanne Barr Wednesday to congratulate her on the revival of her “Roseanne” sitcom, which was a huge ratings success, according to a report.
I am so greatful to the fans of the Roseanne show for giving it a good Premiere rating. You are all wonderful-here is to making America laugh & talk again! LOVE U
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 28, 2018
From New York Post
Trump wanted to personally reach out to Barr, after the reboot of her iconic ABC sitcom drew 18.2 million viewers in its debut on Tuesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told the New York Times.
A source said the president was impressed by the “huge” ratings of “Roseanne,” which features Barr playing her alter-ego Roseanne Conner – a Trump supporter, like the actress is in real life.
Politics was mentioned briefly in Tuesday’s episode in a scene with actress Laurie Metcalf, a real-life HIllary Clinton supporter playing “Nasty Woman” Aunt Jackie.