The series was praised for its realistic portrayal of a working-class family in the United States, and Barr said she wanted the revival to also present a true-to-life portrait of a country in which half the voters chose Trump.
Barr later said that she's not a Trump apologist - "There's a lot of things that he's done and said that I don't agree with" - but many poor and working-class people in the country, focused on Trump's promises of bringing jobs back to those struggling to make ends meet.
"The Roseanne show, I've always tried to have it be a true reflection of the society we live in". The show feels reinvigorated by the political climate in a way that, say, the Will & Grace reboot just doesn't.
Fans of the original Roseanne might get confused by Dan Conner's resurrection, but the Conner family's politics might be the real kicker when the reboot premieres in March.
When a reporter asked why her character on the show, Roseanne Conner, who spoke out against bigotry, would support Trump, calling him a "xenophobe".
Barr continued defending President Trump, but said he has made moves that she disagrees with.. "I think that's a great way to fight racism is that everybody has a job".
Do you think that politics are going to play a role in the ratings for the new Roseanne? "Nobody is brainwashed into agreeing 100% of what anyone says".
"I always wanted a tenth year to complete what I did in the first nine", she said, saying she's open to continuing beyond the nine-episode season.
Still, Barr got testy at times as reporters pressed her on the matter, especially when some wondered how she - or her character - could support a man who has expressed so many snide comments (and/or tweets) about different groups of people. That included politicians-as demonstrated in Season 4's "Aliens", when Roseanne meets a state representative, Mike Summers, who is promoting a plan that gives tax breaks to corporations setting up shop in her hometown of Lanford, Illinois.
Executive producer Whitney Cummings said that sometimes you have to vote for what you think of the "lesser of two evils" when you're poor.
ABC comedy Roseanne didn't run from hard cultural issues during its initial hit run, and it's not doing so in its return on March 27. Of course, I love Oprah like everybody else.
Roseanne Barr thinks she has a better shot at the presidency this time.