It was the blockbuster return seen on over 18 million screens across the country, and following the hit premiere of "Roseanne," the president reportedly called to congratulate its star.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told the New York Times that President Trump was impressed by the "huge" ratings of the show’s revival, personally calling its star Roseanne Barr to thank her for her personal support.
Talking with Good Morning America, Barr relived the call. “They said, 'hold please for the President of the United States of America.'"
"He’s just happy for me. It was just a friendly conversation about working, and you know, television and ratings. Ha!"
Garnering the highest ratings for a comedy in nearly four years, "Roseanne" showcases a working-class family in which the lead is a supporter of Trump. It’s star says she hopes the show helps bring people from different political sides together.
Donald Trump Jr., also extended his congratulations, tweeting "If you’re not too busy already maybe work in a late night show too... seems there’s some demand for an alternate viewpoint."