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Roseanne Barr: ‘I Would Be a Better President Than Oprah’ — and Maybe Even Trump

TCA 2018: “Roseanne” star weighs in on calls for Oprah Winfrey to run for office

As an outspoken Donald Trump supporter, Roseanne Barr weighed in on calls for Oprah Winfrey to run for president following her Golden Globes speech on Sunday night.

At the Television Critics Association press tour on Monday, Barr was asked what she thought of the speech and subsequent reports that the media mogul was mulling a 2020 bid for the White House.

At first, the writer-actress hedged, jokingly asking “Roseanne” executive producer Bruce Helford to answer for her and saying, “Of course I love Oprah like everybody else, but I think it was time for us as a country to shake things up and try something else [with Trump].”

When pressed, Barr, herself a former presidential hopeful, said she could do a better job in office than either Oprah or Hollywood’s biggest Bernie Sanders supporter, Susan Sarandon.

“Actually, I think I would be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon,” Barr said. “Possibly even President Trump.”

Barr was repeatedly pressed on her political opinions at the panel for the reboot of her ABC sitcom, with reporters noting that one of the first episodes back reveals that her character, Roseanne Conner, was also a Trump voter.

“I’ve always tried to have [the “Roseanne” show] be a true reflection on the society we live in,” Barr said. “So I feel like half the people voted for Trump and half didn’t, so it’s just realistic.”