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Roseanne Barr Tweets Confusing Claim About Trump Freeing Trafficked Children

Roseanne Barr Tweets Confusing Claim About Trump Freeing Trafficked Children
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Roseanne Barr is a fan of Donald Trump, as is her television alter ego, and she's also a vocal provocateur on social media.

On the heels of her successful Roseanne reboot debut, the comedian recently expressed her adulation of Trump – who "has freed so many children" – and left Twitter users scratching their heads.

"President Trump has freed so many children held in bondage to pimps all over this world," Barr wrote in a Friday night tweet. "Hundreds each month. He has broken up trafficking rings in high places everywhere. notice that. I disagree on some things, but give him benefit of doubt-4 now."

People wanted more information about Barr's bold and vague statement.

According to the Daily Beast, Barr was apparently referring to the QAnon conspiracy theory, which involves satanic child abuse and sex trafficking by the anti-Trump left.

Anonymous user "QAnon," on the message board 4chan, claimed to be a high-ranking government official who had inside information on Trump's planning of mass arrests for top Democratic officials engaging in a child trafficking ring.

"I see this executive order mentioned but Trump isn't in these agencies or organizations doing work that takes years and decades," one user commented.

Blogger and author Dianna E. Anderson weighed in on Barr's claim, saying, "Roseanne's tweet about Trump 'saving kids' has to do with a fake claim from Trump Internet that arrests for human trafficking are up since Trump took office. There are a few things wrong with that."

She added, "Claim's been rotating since at least last summer (when I first saw it) and we don't actually have official numbers for Trump's administration yet. Most recent numbers are 2016."

Anderson said it's all about taking credit for bigger numbers than the previous administration, regardless of the accuracy of those numbers. In the words of the President, Barr's claim is "fake news."

Anderson urged people to fact check when in doubt. "The question of how to deal with and combat such, shall we say, delusional thinking is another matter entirely, and once I don't have an answer to, other than to read critically and for context, at all times."

Josh Barro, a senior editor at Business Insider and an MSNBC contributor, confirmed the alleged accomplishment was not something over which Trump has control.

"Roseanne does represent an important political constituency: People who support president Trump because they believe a bunch of bizarre conspiracy nonsense," Barro added.

After tweeting the cryptic message, Barr wrote a followup tweet a few hours later.

Timereported that Barr's shoot-from-the-hip commentary is similar to the President's, and not in a good way.

Just like Trump's presidency, Roseanne's vision, or at least what she controls of it, courts chaos and inconsistency. The star — whose messy vocalization of her beliefs offscreen have included conspiracy theories about the Parkland shooting survivors — is a powerful and widely-heard voice speaking on Trump's behalf. The voice of her show is saying something a bit different.

The article suggests that although the character of Roseanne Connor voted for Trump, "she has no compelling explanation for why she cast it, but for a sense that the now-President was the candidate who could 'shake things up' and bring back jobs."

The controversial comedian also likes to shake things up and bring back jobs. Roseanne already got renewed for a second season.

H/T - DailyBeast, Twitter, Time, YouTube