Roseanne Barr calls Donald Trump 'the first woman president of the United States'

Kevin PolowySenior Correspondent, Yahoo Entertainment
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America has finally elected its first female president of the United States, at least according to Roseanne Barr.

In a bizarre one-minute video making the rounds on social media Thursday, the comedian and disgraced television star announces her intent to “just throw out one idea,” adding commentary about her fraught relationship with the public before ultimately proclaiming, “Hear me when I say this: Trump is, in my opinion, the first woman president of the United States.”

Roseanne Barr: “Hear me when I say this: Trump is, in my opinion, the first woman president of the United States.” (Rachel Luna/Getty Images)
Roseanne Barr: “Hear me when I say this: Trump is, in my opinion, the first woman president of the United States.” (Rachel Luna/Getty Images)
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It’s a Crying Game-esque twist to the handheld manifesto, which Barr abruptly ends without explanation as to why in the world she equates Donald Trump with femininity.

In 2018, Barr’s Roseanne reboot was canceled by ABC after the performer made racist remarks on Twitter about Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to former President Barack Obama. The program was reinstituted within weeks, though, rebranded as The Conners with most of the original cast returning, minus Barr.

Barr claimed her insidious description of Jarrett (“muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj”) was politically motivated, not a racial statement, and blamed the fact that she was on the sedative Ambien at the time of tweeting.

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Reactions on social media, then, naturally questioned what Barr may have been under the influence of in the new video. She’s seen smoking what appears to be either a cigar or a blunt (a hollowed-out stogie filled with weed). The actress has been a longtime proponent of marijuana.

“You know what I think, discuss amongst yourselves if you don’t agree. You don’t really have to burn me at the stake for not agreeing with me,” Barr says at the top of the video. “And I hope that the hungry dogs in the street have enough meat as to not come after me for thinking and speaking. I’m tired of it.

“It’s OK to say it because no one listens to a f***ing thing I say, which is great. I’m tired of being monitored and corrected and s***. F*** it. I’m gonna say what I’m gonna say.”

Barr has been a longtime supporter of Trump, but you’re not alone if you’re having trouble connecting the dots on what would lead her to opine that he is “the first woman president of the United States.”

Trump has rejected the notion of feminism, criticized the Women’s Marches that spawned from the #MeToo movement and regularly been accused of sexism and worse over the years. Most infamous was the leaking of audio from a 2005 conversation with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush in which he seemingly boasted about sexually assaulting women, telling the host, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. ... Grab them by the p***y. You can do anything.”

The president has been accused of rape, sexual assault or sexual harassment by at least 25 women since the 1970s.

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