Shortly after Oprah said she was seriously thinking of running for president, Roseanne Barr spoke about her view on the future of American politics at the Television Critics Association, where she said she would be a better president that Oprah and than Trump.
On Monday, January 8, actress Roseanne Barr spoke at TCA about why she voted for Trump and why she would make a better president than fellow actress Susan Sarandon and that television personality Oprah Winfrey and even than President Trump.
First off, Barr explained that her vote for Donald Trump was the exponent of the entire working class. “I’ve always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and working-class people and in fact, it was working-class people who elected Trump”, she said. “I felt that yeah, that was very real, and something that needed to be discussed and especially about polarization in the family, and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American”, she concluded.
When asked if she were to vote for Oprah during the next election, the 65-year-old replied that even though she loved Oprah, … “I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and try something different.” Was that a “no”?
Roseanne Barr, who ran in 2012, as the presidential nominee of the Peace and Freedom Party, then said she believed SHE would make a better president. “I think I would be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, and possibly even President Trump.”
When confronted to racist remarks made by the U.S. President, Barr explained that she does not excuse what Trump says all the time and she does not agree 100% with him, just like Clinton supporters probably did not agree with Hillary all the time.
She concluded: “It’s always the lesser of two evils, and we all have to face our own conscience in how we do that…”, adding that she would like to see the end of ‘hatriedism’ in this country.”
Barr’s famous character on the TV series Roseanne also voted for Donald Trump.