Roseanne Barr Defends Supporting Trump: ‘Zip That Lip’ Unless ‘You Want Pence’
In a new interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Roseanne Barr answered questions regarding her support of Donald Trump. Barr has had to make the press rounds because of the upcoming reboot of her sitcom Roseanne, that begins March 27 on ABC.
The conversation began when Kimmel reminded Barr that she once was Hillary Clinton’s friend and then later accused the 2016 Democratic nominee for president of murder.
Barr responds: “I deleted that tweet!” and then clarifies she had some disagreements with Clinton’s foreign policy
But soon, Kimmel presses Barr on her support of Trump, reminding her that she once was a socially liberal person in general. Barr responds: “I’m still the same, you all moved!”
Barr continues: “A lot of us, you know, no matter who we voted for we don’t want to see our president fail. Cause we don’t want Pence. Are you fucking kidding me?”
“You want Pence? You want Pence for the fricking president?” she blurts out. “Then you zip that fucking lip.”
“This is kind of what the show is like, by the way,” Kimmel explains, before praising Barr for depicting a family that is split politically in the reboot of Roseanne.
Barr explains she was inspired by the difference in her own family, as her one daughter started weeping when the 2016 election results came in. “They’re gonna deport all of our gays,” Barr quoted her daughter as saying.
Barr concluded: “Try to think positive for like why people wanted a change. It’s up to the people, here’s my two cents damn it, it’s up to us to make this government work, no matter who’s president. It’s up to us to do our jobs as citizens and if we don’t like something, you know, let them know you don’t like it and then you’ve got another election in two years. Get out there and vote. Change it if you don’t like it.”