Roseanne Barr claims she’d be a better president than Oprah, Susan Sarandon, or Donald Trump, thereby launching the recent debate over celeb presidents into a whole new realm of strange.
The Hollywood Reporter claims Barr made the statement during a panel discussion for the Television Critics Association just one day after the media began salivating over TV mogul Oprah Winfrey’s rumored 2020 presidential bid.
"Actually, I think I’d be a better president than Oprah and Susan Sarandon, probably even President Trump. And I did run in 2012," Barr said.
While speculating that you’d be a better president than a former TV talk show host or an actress whose early claims to fame included belting, "touch-a, touch-a, touch-a, touch Me, I wanna be dirty!” while dancing with a transvestite's Frankensteinian monster isn’t setting much of a high…err, barr, the notion of a President Roseanne certainly confirms our new level of political insanity. After all, while the former sitcom actress has broken from typical leftist celeb ranks by expressing support for Trump, I’m still reeling from that time she screech-sang the National Anthem on live television while grabbing her crotch in what can only be described as a vocal middle finger to the song and a visual assault on most decent Americans -- and that was 25 years ago.
Then again, a potential Barr administration fits with the weird new theme of Hollywood celebs considering throwing their hat in the ring for highest office in the land. Because apparently, having foreign policy experience and understanding things like national security and basic economics are so 2004.
Although, if Rosie O'Donnell announces, I want off the planet.
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