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Valerie Jarrett Says She’s ‘Fine’ After Roseanne Barr’s Racist Tweet: ‘Roseanne Who?’

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Valerie Jarrett is not losing sleep over Roseanne Barr’s racial speeches against her.

During an appearance on The View, the former Barack Obama advisor addressed Barr’s racist tweet from May in which she likened Jarrett to an “ape,” prompting the network to swiftly pull the plug on Roseanne.

Asked how she felt about the tweet, Jarrett quipped: “Roseanne who?”

“In all seriousness, as I’ve said before, I’m fine,” continued Jarrett, 61. “I am just fine. Now, if one of you said something like that about me that might hurt my feelings, but this isn’t what keeps me up at night.”

“What keeps me up at night are those families being separated on the borders, or our children going to school worrying about whether or not they’re going to be safe, and the parents who drop them off,” she added. “I mean, things are the things that keep me up at night. Not a racist tweet. … I think there are just so many issues that are more important.”

 

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