Roseanne: Al Franken ‘Blaming Trump for His Being a Pervert’

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 10: Actress Roseanne Barr attends The Paley Center For Media's 2014 PaleyFest Icon Award announcement at The Paley Center for Media on March 10, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Actress Roseanne Barr slammed Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) during his resignation speech on Thursday, pointing out that the disgraced Democrat was “blaming Trump for his being a pervert.”

“I, of all people, am aware that there is some irony in the fact that I am leaving, while a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office,” Franken said during his speech on the Senate floor.

In response, the 65-year-old Roseanne star wrote on Twitter that Franken was “blaming Trump for his being a pervert.”

The Minnesota Democrat has been accused by eight separate women of sexual misconduct, primarily in the form of groping and harassment.

Barr, who was the 2012 presidential nominee of the California-based left-wing Peace and Freedom Party, has previously defended President Trump from relentless media attacks, which she claimed were really “disguised” attacks on American voters.

“Every single attack on @POTUS is really a disguised attack on American voters who rejected Obama-Clinton-Bush’s bleeding of R treasury,” Barr tweeted in March.

Barr was also a prominent critic of Hillary Clinton, saying in the run-up to last year’s election that America would be “so lucky” if Trump won “because then it wouldn’t be Hillary.”

In May, it was revealed that Barr’s hit 1990’s television show Roseanne, which revolves around the lives of a working-class family from Illinois, would return for another eight-episode season.


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