Roseanne fans when the ABC sitcom returns this spring-but not, perhaps, as surprising as the Conner family's politics.
Asked about her own support for Trump, Barr said, "I'm not a Trump apologist".
She continued: "And in fact, it was working class people who elected Trump, so I felt like that was very real and something that needed to be discussed especially about polarization in the family and actually hating people for the way they voted, which I feel like is not American. And I did run in 2012", she stated. But she supported Trump because "it was time for us as a country to shake things up and try something different".
The actresses attended Sunday's awards ceremony wearing black in honour of the Time's Up initiative, which was problematic for viewers considering she's been an outspoken Trump supporter.
"We had a lot of discussion in the very beginning about all of our beliefs, about all the things we feel", executive producer Bruce Helford said during a panel at the Television Critics Association's 2018 winter tour. "Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing 100% of what anyone says". "I was anxious that people wouldn't want to touch [Roseanne], that everybody was proud of it and wanted to leave it alone and not risk anything", Gilbert said.
President Trump has even thanked Barr for her comments of support. "I think that's a great way to fight racism is that everybody has a job".
"Speaking of racism, I'm just going to say it."