Roseanne Contests Trump's Claims Of Reboot Ratings Boost - "It's All Me!"
Roseanne Barr has a storied and well-documented past of supporting both Donald Trump as well as acknowledging some of the more creative conspiracy theories of the far right. I.e., allegedly, the idea that Democrats are Satan-worshiping child-molesters. Barr's Roseanne revival scored massive ratings and even earned her a personal congratulatory phone call from her pal, Trumpinator himself.
But that congratulatory attitude of Trump's soon turned to self-congratulatory as he boasted about his contribution to the show's success during a speech in Ohio, according to The Hill:
Look at ‘Roseanne'! Look at her ratings! Over 18 million people [watched] — and it was about us! The fake news hasn’t quite figured it out … but they will.
The folks at TMZ stormed Roseanne at LAX airport on Tuesday to get her thoughts on Trump's comments, to which she simply stated:
Ha ha ha ha ha. Ha ha. It's all me.
Trump has the skin thickness of a grape, and he usually doesn't take too kindly to any comments that could be construed as negative. Just last week, Roseanne tweeted:
President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere. notice that. I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt-4 now.
This was supposedly in reference to a 4Chan conspiracy theory - the one about satin-worshiping liberals - that Barr had briefly addressed in a since-deleted tweet. But even as one of the relatively few celebrities whole-heartedly supporting Trump, I wouldn't be surprised if her declaration of being solely responsible for the series reboot's success comes back to haunt her. It's just great to know that the President of the United States has something to occupy his time.