Roseanne Barr recalls phone call with Donald Trump and talks about running for PM of Israel
Even though Roseanne has given running for Prime Minister some thought, it does not seem like it is going to happen any time soon as her sitcom has been renewed for a second season
Roseanne Barr is not afraid to get into politics and hinted that she wants to move to Israel and run for prime minister during Jerusalem Post Conference on Sunday (April 29). At the same time, she recalled a particular phone call that she got from President Donald Trump following the reboot of her ABC sitcom, Roseanne.
“I’ve met him several times when he was just a civilian, or whatever you call it, not the president, just a showbusiness person and he was always nice to me. …He said ‘Congratulations on the ratings,’ cause he’s really into ratings like I am,” she said during the conference. Roseanne then stated that she thanked Trump for moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem as it proved to be a great help for her mother.
“I want to thank you on behalf of my mother, and all the Jewish people, for moving the embassy to Jerusalem,” she recalled telling Donald. She added that Trump told her that “a lot of presidents have promised it, but I wanted to get it done.” On the decision made by Trump about moving the embassy, Roseanne believes “it’s the first step to peace in the world, I really do.”
She further said in the interview that she wants "to move to Israel and run for prime minister." "In 2012, I said I was gonna run for president of the United States and prime minister of Israel, a twofer. I do have that fantasy. If God calls me, I’ll go, of course," she said.
"I still have this fantasy of being an old Jewish lady living in the Jewish homeland, so someday I will do it," she added. “I want to buy a farm there, maybe bring my family.”
During the interview, Roseanne also commented about the latest controversy surrounding Natalie Portman’s decision not to attend an upcoming awards ceremony in Jerusalem.
Roseanne said that she thought Natalie's decision played into the hands of the BDS movement. The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement works to end international support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law.
But she also added that "we have to be able to talk to the young people in America because they’re way off, they’re way out there." “We have to figure out a way to reach them instead of turning them off. I happen to think that Judaism is the way. I would make her (Natalie) a lovely meal, and then I would talk to her about Jewish history and Torah."
Even though Roseanne has given running for Prime Minister some thought, it does not seem like it is going to happen any time soon as her sitcom has been renewed for a second season. However, she added that one may "never know what’s going to happen.”