Roseanne Barr Talks About Running For President Again Despite Voting For Trump

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Roseanne Barr said she’s still interested in running for president again despite voting for President Donald Trump in an interview with People magazine published Wednesday.

“I think we need to converse more, but more than anything we need to get involved and run our government for ourselves instead of sitting back and wanting somebody else to do it,” the 65-year-old actress and comedian shared.

Barr attends the world premiere of documentary: 'Roseanne For President!' (Photo: Getty Images)

Barr attends the world premiere of documentary: ‘Roseanne For President!’ (Photo: Getty Images)

“Even voting isn’t enough,” she added. “You have to be involved. I talk about this with my grandkids– you have to get in there and get your hands dirty if you want things to go the way you want them to go.”

“We’re lucky in this country that we can do that,” she continued. “We can really get our hands dirty and put our big collective shoulders to the wheel and change and fix things. I think that’s what’s exciting about our country right now.”

“People are mad,” Barr admitted. “But just being mad doesn’t do anything. You’re just a toad. But if you’re mad and that propels you to get involved to run for office–that was a lot of the reason I ran, just to show other grandparents. We’re the most educated, rich generation that ever was, so if we can’t do it, nobody can. I like to see that.”

Barr ran for president and won the nomination of the Peace and Freedom party in 2012.

However, in 2016 she pulled the lever for Trump in hopes to “shake up the status quo.”

Despite that fact, she says running for president again is “never off the table” and she plans to “keep running until she wins.”

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