Roseanne Barr credited President Trump on Friday with purportedly saving hundreds of children from sex traffickers, raising eyebrows merely hours after ABC renewed her revived television sitcom for another season. I've known him for many years.More news: Health Experts Discovered An Incurable Gonorrhea Strain
Trump often talks or tweets about shows' ratings, sometimes comparing them to when he was on "The Apprentice".
Roseanne was a ratings phenomenon in its return, notching a 5.2 rating in Live+Same Day viewing.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday latched onto the huge viewership for the revival of ABC's hit 1990s working-class comedy "Roseanne" as evidence that his supporters want shows that speak to their concerns. "They were unbelievable, over 18 million people and it was about us". "She's 15 in the show", she said, answering the first part of the question, before adding, "Yes we discuss Mark's death". Her character, a blue-collar grandmother, is also a Trump supporter and feuds with her sister, a liberal feminist played by the Oscar-nominated actress Laurie Metcalf. But you know, we talked about a lot of things.
Barr's tweet was initially me with widespread confusion, with New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeting simply, "What?"More news: PM maintains Brexit 'is no power grab' amid devolution discussions
Barr's tweet led to backlash from members of the media, Democrats and other public figures, including former Nixon White House counsel John Dean, who slammed Barr's network ABC for giving her a platform.
But for many, Barr's cryptic message, which came on the heels of her wildly successful sitcom reboot, appeared to be a callback to earlier mentions she has made of the "QAnon" conspiracy theory.
Ben Shapiro, the immensely well-known conservative speaker and writer, fiercely criticized the show in a chain of tweets, which said that it "recasts Trump voters as social Leftists who just disagree about economics". But Trump is referred to as "him" and Clinton as "her"; in fact, Jill Stein's name is the one uttered once Jackie reveals that she ended up voting for the Green Party candidate in the end.More news: Trump to push for infrastructure in Ohio