Roseanne Barr may be rebooting her classic sitcom, Roseanne, soon but one thing that hasn’t changed is her determination to be in the public eye thanks to her crazy brand of politics.
The erstwhile liberal was the champion of opinionated working women during the show’s last incarnation, but now her politics have swerved to the right. She previously announced her support for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, but says she did it to “shake up the status quo.”
She also dips deep into the conspiracy theory puddle and repeats nonsensical Trump boasts and wild claims. Like her claim that Trump is “draining the swamp” of treasonous “thieves” who make money off their government appointments. (In reality, Trump has appointment numerous millionaires to top posts; many of them stand to profit handsomely based off their decisions as agency heads.)
She also puts a finger in the #Pizzagate conspiracy theory that Hillary Clinton and other high ranking government officials and celebrities ran a pedophilia ring out of a Washington DC pizza restaurant. The runaway alt-right “theory” mostly ended after an armed believer entered the restaurant to look for missing children and starting shooting.
In the end, Barr falls back to the red meat she knows her new friends on the right can’t resist: A heaping dose of persecution complex topped with a big spoonful of nationalism.