Roseanne Barr is interviewed in the Hollywood Reporter and along the way she shares her political insights:
What do you think of the candidates?
Do you know anything about wrestling? It’s all fixed, just like our election system. I think Hillary [Clinton] probably got the receipt, because she paid for the Oval Office. And both Trump and Bernie are playing the heel for Hillary. But now it’s about political infighting and if Bernie does win in California, he’ll have more weight to influence the Democratic party platform to the radical left who call themselves progressives. That’s what Bernie’s all about.
You’ve said that Americans can have whatever we want politically — I’m paraphrasing — if we just participate in the process. And it’s true that new groups are participating more in the process, sometimes violently.
I think we would be so lucky if Trump won. Because then it wouldn’t be Hillary.
What’s your take on Hillary? What do you think is wrong with her?
You don’t know?! Well, she hangs out with [President] Bush. Do you need more than that? She’s friends with everybody that gives her any goddamned money. The fact is, you don’t get to be the nominee without taking a lot of dirty money. You might be the best f—in’ person on earth, but if you’re hanging out with criminals who do bad things, that matters a lot. That’s why I ran, because no, I don’t hang out with criminals and I don’t take their money and I’m not paid to help sell nuclear weapons. I like Trump because he financed his own [campaign]. That’s the only way he could’ve gotten that nomination. Because nobody wants a president who isn’t from Yale and Harvard and in the club. ‘Cause it’s all about distribution. When you’re in the club, you’ve got people that you sell to. That’s how money changes hands, that’s how business works. If you’ve got friends there, they scratch your back and blah, blah … But Americans don’t even know that much, even though they say they do.
This is the reason that I remain unconvinced that Donald Trump will lose in November. He doesn’t appeal to people who have thought through the issues because once you listen to the guy for five minutes you know who he is:
The outrageous stuff he says is baked in, the public is used to it. A lot of people will write off the latest craziness with “he’s authentic” or “that’s just the establishment trying to take him down.” Roseanne is the reason that Hillary is going to have to fight like hell to hang onto Sanders voters because as far as they are concerned (and I agree with them) Trump is not a real Republican.