A New York Times interviewer attempted to trip up comedian Roseanne Barr over her support for the president, but it didn’t work as planned.
Barr, who recently revived her ’90s sitcom “Roseanne,” made her working-class character a supporter of President Donald Trump. Barr stood by her support of the president after the interviewer attempted to call her out for supposed contradictions in her beliefs, during a Wednesday interview with The New York Times.
Here’s the exchange:
Considering that Trump opposes many of the principles that you and Roseanne Conner have stood for, how can you support him?
No, he doesn’t, I don’t think he does. I don’t think so at all. I think he voices them quite well.He doesn’t oppose same-sex marriage.He doesn’t favor it. He has not come out in favor of it.He does. Yes, he does. He has said it several times, you know, that he’s not homophobic at all.What about labor union protections and blue collar workers, andWhat do you mean, the — oh, let’s not get into this.[A representative for Ms. Barr interjected: “You don’t have to get into it. We can move on.”]Well, you know, it’s —Yes, let’s do.A question people wonder about.Well, I think working-class people were pissed off about Clinton and NAFTA, so let’s start there. That’s what broke all the unions and we lost all our jobs, so I think that’s a large part of why they voted for Trump because they didn’t want to see it continue, where our jobs are shipped away. So, it’s more, why did people support shipping our jobs away?
Barr added that it was important to her to use her show to tell stories of how families in America are still struggling and the ways the opioid crisis is affectingthe country.
“How we deal with whole new issues that we didn’t even have before, like gender-fluid kids. How working class people — how and why they elected Trump,” Barr noted.