Roseanne Barr is calling out Twitter on Thursday over what she said was a false Twitter Moment about the congratulatory phone call she received from President Donald Trump after the premiere of her new ABC sitcom.
The right-leaning comedian specifically denied the social media platform’s assertion that POTUS had called her to “thank her for her support.”
“THIS IS NOT TRUE! he called me to say congratulations on the ratings! get it right!,” said Barr — adding an all caps flourish to drive home the point.
THIS IS NOT TRUE! he called me to say congratulations on the ratings! get it right!
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) March 29, 2018
A spokesperson for Twitter did not immediately respond to request for comment from TheWrap.
Roseanne, a vocal supporter and longtime friend of Trump’s, left industry professionals stunned this week when the Tuesday reboot of her eponymous show reeled in more than 18 million viewers and crushed in the advertiser-covered 25-54 year-old demographic.
Appearing on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday, the comedian offered some additional details of what she spoke about with Trump.
“I’ve known him for many years and he has done lot of nice things for me over the years,” she told anchor George Stephanopoulos. “It was just a friendly conversation about work and television — and ratings.”
Roseanne Barr’s rebooted ABC sitcom averaged a 5.1 rating/21 share among adults 18-49 and 18.2 million total viewers. The overall audience tally was actually 10 percent better than the 16.6 million viewers the original 1997 series finale hauled in. It’s also bigger than the final 12 episodes from that ’97 run.