Roseanne Barr makes it no secret that she openly supports Donald Trump and on the revival of her series, “Roseanne,” her character, Roseanne Conner, defends her decision for voting Trump.
Despite all of that, NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar argues in his latest column for The Hollywood Reporter that “Roseanne” is actually anti-an Trump show that is a satire, similar to “All in the Family” or “The Colbert Report.”
Abdul-Jabbar noted Roseanne’s character as being pro-Trump, but posits the show “is more subversive” than shows like “Will & Grace” “in its presentation of class struggles, health care, gender identity, and other issues that reflect the failures of the Trump administration.”
As examples, he writes, “Trump’s attacks on health care, including Medicaid, have worsened the Conners’ ability to afford necessary medication. Trump’s support of legislation targeting the LGBTQ community will affect the Conners’ gender-fluid grandson, not just regarding clothing choices but in legitimizing public animosity against him.
Administration rollbacks on social welfare programs could impact the Conner children fighting to make ends meet.”
“Basically, Roseanne Conner is like a student at Trump University during the investigation of fraud, still hoping her degree will mean something,” he adds.
Read Abdul-Jabbar’s full column in The Hollywood Reporter.
Meanwhile, the day after the “Roseanne” reboot premiered to massive ratings, Trump bragged at a Cleveland rally that the show’s success was because “it was about us.”
But Barr thinks it’s laughable that her president is taking credit for the ratings of the première of her show.
TMZ caught up with the sitcom star Monday night at LAX, where a photog asked what she thought of Trump plugging himself and his supporters for giving “Roseanne” a big bump last Tuesday.
Watch her reaction via the clip below:
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