30 March, 2018
But Trump himself chose to recount the conversation Thursday at the tail end of a almost hour-long speech at a union facility outside Cleveland. Her revamped sitcom tackles current politics, with Roseanne embracing Trump, and clashing with her sister, a staunch opponent.
Warming to his theme of out-of-touch officials, Trump said: 'They protect people that you don't want on the streets...they're speaking up. "And it was about us".
Conservatives cheered the show's ratings.
A vocal Trump supporter, Barr's revived "Roseanne" has been viewed as the latest chapter in the culture wars.
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.
In the first episode of the new series, Barr's character reveals she is a Trump supporter, a fact that causes strife with members of her family.More news: Will the Los Angeles Rams Land Ndamukong Suh?
The stellar viewership apparently impressed Trump, whose call made Barr's day.
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 USA in which half the voters chose him.
'He said "Donald, I called just to say hello, and to tell you, did you see Roseanne's ratings?'"
The 65-year-old The Big Lebowski star previously told shock jock Howard Stern his TV wife Roseanne Barr confronted him about his drinking problem, but he brushed off her concerns. "He's just happy for me". She said, "I've known him for many years and he's done a lot of nice things for me over the years".
The original, which aired from 1988 to 1997, featured a blue-collar family, the Conners, with overweight parents struggling to get by in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. It portrays the fictional blue-collar Conner family, who live in IL.