Roseanne character to be Trump supporter in series reboot

Photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Roseanne Bar and, John Goodman speak onstage during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 7, 2018. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)

Roseanne Barr says making her character a Donald Trump supporter in the revived sitcom "Roseanne" is true to its roots.

Barr said she always tried to have the original ABC sitcom "Roseanne" reflect society, and the show's Conner family is a fictional version of the working-class people who put Trump in office, said Barr, herself a Trump supporter.

In a Q&A with TV critics Monday, Barr and others involved in the reboot of the 1988-97 comedy said they hope depicting a loving family that disagrees on politics will set an example for a divided America.

The new "Roseanne," debuting March 27, reunites Barr with John Goodman, Laurie Metcalf, Sara Gilbert and other original cast members.