The first episode of the revived "Roseanne" will air on March 27.
Barr, a Trump supporter during the 2016 election, told reporters at the panel that she's no "Trump apologist" and that he's said a lot of stuff that she doesn't agree with, when asked about the president's xenophobia.
Star and executive producer Roseanne Barr, a Trump supporter, initially shied away from political questions at the Television Critics Association Monday but she ultimately couldn't resist. "I felt that was very real and something that needed to be discussed and especially about polarization in the family and people actually hating other people for the way they voted, which I feel is not American", Barr said, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Barr continued defending President Trump, but said he has made moves that she disagrees with. "Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing with 100 percent of what anybody says". I have always attempted to portray a realistic portrait of the American people and of working class, you know working-class people.
The show's extended family represents a "full cross-section of ideas and beliefs", said Bruce Helford, among the executive producers and actors taking part in a Q&A with TV critics.
ABC has said the new version of the show will feature "fresh stories that tackle today's issues". "To me (the show) was a great opportunity to have a family that can be divided by politics and still be united by love, and that's a great thing for this country right now".
Do you think that politics are going to play a role in the ratings for the new Roseanne? "And I did run in 2012", she said.
"I said it, and I'll say again, my show has always been ..."
Barr took issue with a reporter asking about Trump's xenophobia ("That's your opinion"), but she did admit that Trump "says a lot of insane sh*t... There are a lot of things he's done and said that I don't agree with in the same way there are probably a lot of things Hillary Clinton has done and said you don't agree with".
Barr completed her answer by saying that a big reason she couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton had to do with Haiti, a reference to untrue claims that the Clintons raised millions of dollars for a hospital in Haiti that was never built.
Fans of the original Roseanne might get confused by Dan Conner's resurrection, but the Conner family's politics might be the real kicker when the reboot premieres in March. Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else.