But “Roseanne” is not in too much danger of becoming a full-fledged ad for Trump’s re-election. The divisive president is never mentioned by name, according to Sara Gilbert, who plays Darlene Conner on the show and also helps produce it.
In a Friday appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen,” Gilbert clarified a question on the show’s politics by stating the whole Conner family does not support Trump ― just Roseanne.
“We never say his name, actually, in the show,” she added.
Gilbert said the revival is less about left- and right-wing politics than how the current climate affects ordinary Americans.
“It’s really about what happens to a family when there’s a political divide,” she said.
The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that Gilbert’s statement applies to all of this season’s remaining episodes ― although next season could be different. ABC renewed the program just days after its premiere garnered huge ratings, and a salute from Trump himself. Source https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-will-not-be-mentioned-by-name-on-roseanne_us_5abfd674e4b0a47437ab6a32