.@RoseanneOnABC if in the next six months you don’t see Trump’s magic starting to work for you, if you’re still trading pills and driving an @Uber, wouldn’t the more realistic plotline for Season 2 be your disillusionment with Donald Trump? pic.twitter.com/dB3dZr2urV— Bill Maher (@billmaher) April 28, 2018
Bill Maher confronted his “dear friend” Roseanne Barr about her support of President Donald Trump, joking on Friday’s “Real Time,” “You’re a socialist! You’ve been one for 30 years!”
What began as a cordial open letter to Barr, congratulating her on the “big fat” success of her ABC series “Roseanne” and recounting their early years as friends, pivoted to Maher bringing up something he deemed “important.”
“Now it’s 2018… and we have to talk about Trump,” Maher said.
“You’re a socialist! You’ve been one for 30 years!” Maher shouted. “You said, ‘All of my ideas are based in socialism.’ How does that intersect with Trump?”
Maher mentioned that when he’s on the road, people ask him about Barr. “They’re confused — ‘So, Roseanne came back to TV but she’s now a Republican?'” he said. “It’s like for the reboot of ‘Will & Grace’ if Will was into women now. Or if they brought back ‘Cops’ and everyone had a shirt on.”
He reminded her of days gone by when she said there should be a “maximum wage” of $100 million and that those who couldn’t live off of that should be “beheaded.”
“You had it right back when you said, ‘There is a serious class war going on in our country… a war on poor people by rich people,'” he said, quoting her.
Maher appealed to Barr, suggesting a “realistic plot line for Season 2” of her show.
“So, here’s the deal,” he began. “I get that you were mad as hell and wanted to throw a monkey wrench into the whole works and I won’t judge that. But if in the next six months you don’t see Trump’s magic starting to work for you, if [Dan and Roseanne Conner are] still trading pills and driving an Uber, wouldn’t the more realistic plot line for Season 2 be your disillusionment with Donald Trump?
“There’s no shame in it.”
Watch the video above.