Maher to Roseanne: Admit ‘you impulse-purchased a Trump’

Comedian Bill Maher implored his friend, actress Roseanne Barr, to admit that she "impulse-purchased a Trump" when she voted for the president and announced that her character on the "Roseanne" TV reboot would be a Trump supporter.

In the monologue Friday on "Real Time with Bill Maher," the comedian said that Barr's character, who rations pills on the show because she can't afford health-care costs, was one of the Americans hurt the most by GOP efforts to gut ObamaCare and reform the tax code.


"There's no shame in it. You saw a miracle product on TV, and you ordered it," Maher said, to laughs. "You impulse-purchased a Trump."

"[But] if in the next six months you don't see Trump's magic starting to work for you, you're still trading pills and driving an Uber, wouldn't the more realistic plotline for season two be your disillusionment with Trump?" he asked.

Maher also questioned whether Barr's previously stated political leanings would put her more in line with Vermont Sen. Bernie SandersBernie Sanders2020 Democrats react to 'send her back' chants at Trump rally Cardi B posts message of support for Ilhan Omar #IStandWithIlhan trends after crowd at Trump rally chants 'send her back' MORE (I), not President TrumpDonald John TrumpAmash responds to 'Send her back' chants at Trump rally: 'This is how history's worst episodes begin' McConnell: Trump 'on to something' with attacks on Dem congresswomen Trump blasts 'corrupt' Puerto Rico's leaders amid political crisis MORE.

“You’re a socialist!” Maher exclaimed. “You’ve been one for 30 years!"

"You said ‘all of my ideas are based in socialism.’ How does that intersect with Trump? All his ideas are based on national socialism," Maher added, to groans from the crowd. "I'm kidding, he doesn’t have any ideas," he quipped.

“You’re not Archie Bunker— you’re Bernie Sanders!” Maher added.

Barr incited fury among Trump critics with her character's direction in the reboot of her popular show, "Roseanne," as well as her controversial tweets about the "QAnon" conspiracy theory in recent weeks.

Trump privately thanked the actress in a phone call, however, congratulating Barr on the show's ratings.

“We just kind of had a private conversation but we talked about a lot of things and he’s just happy for me,” Barr later told ABC’s “Good Morning America" of the call.

“I’ve known him for many years and he’s done a lot of nice things for me over the years. And it was just a friendly conversation about working, and television, and ratings,” she said.