TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE: “President Trump made a personal phone call on Wednesday [3-28[18] to a political supporter with a huge megaphone — Roseanne Barr. Mr. Trump called Ms. Barr to congratulate her on the revival of her comedy, “Roseanne,” and to thank her for her support. The call was confirmed by Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary. The president, an obsessive about how TV shows perform, was enthralled by the “huge” ratings “Roseanne” had received, said a person familiar with the call. The show’s first episode, broadcast Tuesday evening on ABC, averaged 18.2 million viewers.”

Maggie Haberman and Patrick Healy, “Trump Rings Up Roseanne Barr After Her Show Is a Ratings Winner,” The New York Times online, Mar. 29, 2018