Defending Trump, Roseanne Wants Her Show to Be ‘Realistic’

PASADENA, Calif. — Whether the reboot of the sitcom “Roseanne” will be a success for ABC remains an open question, but it will not be lacking in controversy.

Roseanne Barr, the show’s star, was asked repeatedly at a news media event here on Monday about her support — and her character’s support — of President Trump two months ahead of the show’s revival.

Ms. Barr told reporters that she was not an “apologist” for Mr. Trump but said that her character in the reboot of the show was a way to address head-on the strong divide in the country.

“I’ve always had it be a true reflection of the society we live in,” Ms. Barr said. “Half the country voted for him, half of them didn’t. It’s just realistic.”

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