Roseanne and thousands of her alt-right fans do things like call black people monkeys “because we have a white trash racist president. That’s a fact.”
On Wednesday night, Roseanne Barr’s former husband and original writer of her show, Tom Arnold, made an appearance on CNN with Anderson Cooper. And it was absolutely nuts.
On AC360 Arnold discussed Roseanne’s chronic problems with racism. And he pointed out that she has been empowered to spew her nonsense because of Donald Trump.
“When I read her social media in the very beginning, and I saw how she was so into the conspiracy stuff with Donald Trump and so how far gone she was, and the ‘pizzagate’ and Hillary is a pedophile and Obama wasn’t born here, she was, you know, a ‘birther,’ and how crazy that was — I just knew that this would not end well,” Arnold said.
Arnold, who divorced Roseanne in 1994 said that Roseanne has a long history of racism and crazy behavior.
“It’s a meme that she and thousands of her alt-right fans do,” Arnold said. “They love calling black people monkeys. It’s not a one time joke, OK. They do it because we have a white trash racist president. That’s a fact. Donald Trump — Roseanne and I have both known him 30 years. That’s an absolute fact.”
He then laid into Trump.
“I generally believe he thinks black people are dangerous and Mexicans are rapists,” Arnold said. “He believes that. As he perpetuates that fear to America, watch out Mueller is lying, he is after me. And so, Americans are sitting home like Roseanne and her fans, are like, oh my God, what is happening out there? And they get anxiety. “