Trump calls Roseanne Barr after debut of show

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The 'Roseanne' Reboot's Premiere Got Even Better Ratings Than the Show's 1997 Finale

President Trump personally reached out to Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on the reboot's impressive ratings, she said Thursday.

The White House declined to provide any additional details about the call, which occurred on a day when the President had no public events.

"It was pretty exciting, I'll tell you that much", Barr, 65, sad during a call to "Good Morning America". Her revamped sitcom tackles current politics, with Roseanne embracing Trump, and clashing with her sister, a staunch opponent.

Barr, who voted for United States President Donald Trump, has said that she wants the reboot, in which she is a grandmother who voted for him in the 2016 election, to portray a U.S. in which half the voters chose him.

NBC's "Will & Grace", for example, returned this season with its original 1998-2006 cast to a debut audience of 10.1 million viewers and was quickly renewed for a second and then a third season.

President Trump, of course, was thrilled with the revived TV show's ratings. In a New York Times interview with Barr published on Tuesday, the comedian said she felt making Roseanne Conner a Trump supporter because it was an "accurate portrayal" of the political beliefs of working-class Americans.

"We just kind of had a private conversation", she said.

President Trump wasn't the only person in his family to congratulate Barr. "But you know, we talked about a lot of things. I just looked like a stop sign!" I've known him for many years and he's done a lot of nice things for me over the years. "It was just a friendly conversation about work and television and ratings".

"Roseanne" star John Goodman hates watching re-runs of his hit sitcom because he can see all the episodes where he was drunk. He also thanked her for her real-life support, which she hasn't been shy about in the past.

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