Roseanne Barr Laughs Off Suggestion That Trump Caused Her Huge Revival Ratings (Video)

“It’s all me,” sitcom star says of the 18 million-plus viewers who tuned in for her return

Last Updated: April 3, 2018 @ 3:51 PM

Give Roseanne Barr credit; she definitely knows a joke when she hears one.

Barr, who enjoyed a massive ratings success last week with the premiere of the revival of her sitcom “Roseanne,” literally laughed out loud Monday when it was suggested that President Donald Trump may have been the cause for the huge audience the show drew.

Approached by TMZ, Barr chuckled after she was asked, “I gotta get your thoughts about President Trump taking credit for your ratings.”

“Ha ha ha ha ha,” Barr responded. “It’s all me.”

Last week’s “Roseanne” premiere, which found Barr’s character supporting Trump, drew more than 18 million viewers with its initial airing, with an additional 6.59 million viewers coming aboard with three days of delayed viewing.

ABC renewed “Roseanne” for another season following its premiere.

Trump seemed to suggest that he and his supporters might have contributed to the “Roseanne” ratings success during an event in Ohio last week, telling the crowd, “Over 18 million people! And it was about us! They haven’t figured it out — the fake news hasn’t quite figured it out yet. They have not figured it out. So that was great. And they haven’t figured it out. But they will, and when they do, they’ll become much less fake.”

Watch Barr enjoy a good laugh in the video.