President Donald Trump personally called comedian Roseanne Barr Wednesday to congratulate her on the ratings of her rebooted ’90s sitcom “Roseanne.”
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The New York Times that Trump called Barr to thank her for her support and to congratulate her on the show’s “huge” ratings Tuesday night. The phone call comes after “Roseanne” received at least 18.2 million viewers on the night of the show’s return, after nearly 20 years off the air.
Barr, a Trump supporter, decided to make her working-class character a supporter of Trump in the show and defended the president after an interviewer attempted to call her out for her beliefs during a Wednesday interview with NYT.
The reboot of “Roseanne” even beat out the much-hyped “60 Minutes” interview with former adult film star Stormy Daniels on CBS last Sunday about her alleged affair with Trump. (RELATED: You Won’t Believe The Monster Ratings The ‘Roseanne’ Premiere Got)
ABC has only committed to eight episodes of “Roseanne,” but if ratings remain high it could score another season.