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Trump called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on show's 'huge' ratings

In between firing Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin and soldiering through one of close aide Hope Hicks' last days at the White House, President Trump got to talk about something he loves — ratings — with someone who loves him: Roseanne Barr.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed Trump's call to Barr, and people with knowledge of their discussion told The New York Times that Trump was in awe of the "huge" ratings the reboot of Roseanne earned for its premiere Tuesday night — an average of 18.2 million viewers. Trump is famously obsessed with ratings, and when Trump still hosted The Apprentice, he bragged about it being the No. 1 show on television even when it wasn't in the Top 10.

The original iteration of Roseanne ran for nine seasons, from 1988 to 1997, and covered issues like abortion rights and same-sex marriage. Both the Roseanne on the show and Roseanne in real life support Trump; Barr told the Times earlier this week that she feels her character is an "accurate portrayal" of many working-class Americans.