- The Washington Times - Saturday, March 31, 2018

Roseanne Barr credited President Trump on Friday with purportedly saving hundreds of children from sex traffickers, raising eyebrows merely hours after ABC renewed her revived television sitcom for another season.

“President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world. Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere,” Mr. Barr said on Twitter.

“I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt-4 now,” the actress and comedian tweeted.

Ms. Barr did not immediately provide evidence to support her claim or offer specifics, and multiple news outlets subsequently reported that her remarks could be a reference to “QAnon,” a conspiracy theory she’s tweeted about in the past that alleges Mr. Trump’s political opponents are connected to satanism and sex trafficking.

Ms. Barr later shared several links involving law enforcement initiatives targeting human trafficking, including a White House statement that touted hundreds of recent arrests and another proclaiming April as National Child Abuse Prevention Month.



“I have worked with victims of trafficking for decades & supported the fight against it. Sorry to have mentioned it here. It’s not the place,” Ms. Barr clarified about four hours after the initial tweet.

“i thought today was a good day to talk about freeing kids from sex slavery, since it is Passover. I didn’t realize that so many were not aware of it. Anyway, no more opinions from me on twitter, it invites bullying. Moving on,” she tweeted.

ABC announced earlier Friday that the network had renewed “Roseanne,” a revived version of the sitcom Ms. Barr starred in from 1988 to 1997, after roughly 18 million viewers tuned in to Tuesday’s premiere.

Mr. Trump congratulated Ms. Barr on the episode’s success in a phone call afterwards, she said Thursday.

Ms. Barr, 65, has tweeted several times in the past about QAnon and other conspiracy theories, and she’s previously linked from her Twitter account to questionable content published by far-right websites including Infowars and The Gateway Pundit, The Daily Beast reported.

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