Of course Trump called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on reboot's ratings

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President Trump called up Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on the monster ratings for the show's return, as first reported by The New York Times.

On ABC's Good Morning America, Barr said the call was "pretty exciting" and that most of the conversation with Trump focused on the successful ratings.

Barr has been a Trump supporter and plays a supporter on the updated sitcom.

On the decision to turn Roseanne Conner into a Trump supporter, Barr explained that she felt it was an accurate depiction of the political preference of many working-class American people.

"We talked about a lot of things, he is just happy for me", she continued.

It's no wonder Trump is so excited about Roseanne's popularity. What's more, the second episode, which aired right after the first, scored even better: 18.6 million viewers tuned in, according to Deadline. In real life, Barr is also a vocal Trump supporter, though she lives on a macadamia nut farm in Hawaii and not in IL.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed that Trump did in fact phone Barr to chat, though specific details of their conversation are unknown.

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"Roseanne" originally ran on the network from 1988 to 1997.

Barr said she and the rest of the cast were hoping the ratings would justify a renewal of the reboot, meaning you should expect the Roseanne revival to continue.

After generating massive ratings and viewership for its premiere episode, there's a buzz about a succeeding #season for the revival.

Along with the sprinkling of Trump and political quips in the show's dialog, there were props that also suggested the polarized political views among the characters. "He really understands ratings and how they measure things and that's been an interest of mine for a long time too", she said.

Laurie Metcalf's (Jackie Harris) schedule is particularly hard to get, and Cummings said they are hoping to pin her for a few months straight.

She added: "He says a lot of insane sh*t".

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