Valerie Jarrett Addresses Roseanne Barr Controversy: 'This Isn't What Keeps Me Up at Night'
The former top adviser to President Obama spoke out on "The View" Wednesday.
Former White House aide Valerie Jarrett isn't losing any sleep over Roseanne Barr's remarks about her.
"In all seriousness, as I have said before, I'm fine, I am just fine," said Jarret, who was a top adviser to President Obama, on Wednesday's installment of "The View." "If one you said something like that about me, it might hurt my feelings.
"This isn't what keeps me up at night," she continued. "What keeps me up at night are those families being separated at the border. Or our children who go to school worrying about whether or not they're going to be safe and the parents dropping them off. These are the things that keep me up at night. Not a racist tweet."
She was being asked about a tweet Barr posted comparing her to a character in "Planet of the Apes," as well as a follow-up video shot by Barr's son in which the comedian appears disheveled and screams "I thought the b**** was white!" referring to Jarrett.
"View" co-host Sunny Hostin noted Barr is still in the spotlight.
"Roseanne is actually gonna be sitting with Sean Hannity, I believe tomorrow, to give her first television interview since this all happened," Hostin said.
Asked what she thought of Barr's upcoming appearance, Jarrett said "Less is more, don't you think?"
The audience applauded.
"As I said, I think there's just so many issues that are more important," she said. "I won't be watching. I hope you all won't be watching either."
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