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CNN guest explains what was behind Roseanne Barr’s bonkers ‘Trump freed children from pimp bondage’ tweet

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Appearing on CNN, a reporter attempted to explain a bizarre tweet by actress Roseanne Barr, star of the re-booted ABC sitcom Roseanne.

CNN anchor Ryan Nobles asked media reporter Oliver Darcy of the actress’s belief in #QAnon, which is described as Pizzagate, only worse.

“There’s Roseanne Conner, the character, Roseanne Barr, the real person. it’s difficult to separate the two. Roseanne Barr is known for retweeting and promoting right-wing conspiracy theories, Pizzagate, the Seth Rich controversy, she’s gone after David Hogg, she’s been pictured in Nazi paraphernalia,” Nobles noted. “I’ve seen a lot of pushback on social platforms.”

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“Are people supporting both Roseanne and the show?” Nobles asked. “Or just the actress? Can people divide the two when they watch the show?”

“I think it’s a mixture of both,” Darcy replied. “I think a lot of it is also people — they support Roseanne and, like you said, she is a vocal Trump supporter and she does often drift into these really crazy conspiracy theories.”

Darcy cited one Friday night tweet in particular, putting it on screen.

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“What she’s referring to is this extremely fringe theory called The Storm, it plays out in fringe corners of the internet,” Darcy explained. “Really right-wing.”

“I think that is going to be something that people are going to pay more attention to, particularly as the show finds success,” he predicted.

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WATCH: John Oliver exposes Trump’s lies about vote-by-mail — and the Fox News ‘cult’ claiming the election is already ‘rigged’

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"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's main story Sunday refuted President Donald Trump's latest crusade against vote-by-mail. Trump announced on Twitter that the more people who vote in an election, the more Republicans tend to lose. So, he wants fewer people to have access to the ballot in November, even if people are too scared to go out during the coronavirus crisis.

Oliver called out Missouri Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO), who outright told people not to vote if they were too afraid to vote in the local elections next week.

"Well, hold on there," Oliver interjected. "Voting is a right. It has to be easy to understand and accessible to anyone."

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John Oliver rips Fox News’ Tucker Carlson for urging ‘order’ from people of color — but never demanding it of police

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John Oliver opened his Sunday show, shredding Fox News host Tucker Carlson for uring "order" among protesters, but refusing to urge "order" to police and "wannabe police" who can't stop killing people.

It's a lot, Oliver explained. "How these protests are a response to a legacy of police misconduct, both in Minneapolis and the nation at large and how that misconduct is, itself, built on a legacy of white supremacy that prioritizes the comfort of white Americans over the safety of people of color."

While some of it is complicated, Oliver conceded, most of it is "all too clear."

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Cars set on fire blocks from White House as DC protests turn violent

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The Washington, D.C. protests turned violent as the city approached the 11 p.m. curfew the mayor instituted Sunday afternoon.

The policy of D.C. police is that when they are attacked, they advance forward. So, when fireworks were fired, the line of officers began pushing the protesters back further from the White House. Behind the line of police officers also stand a line of National Guard troops that President Donald Trump has demanded stand watch in the city.

Lights that normally shine on the White House have also been turned off, reporters revealed.

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