Valerie Jarrett dismissed Roseanne Barr’s offensive tweet about her, saying, “this isn’t what keeps me up at night.”
The comments came during a panel discussion on “The View” Wednesday. The show aired a clip of Barr from a YouTube interview last week in which Barr yelled that she thought “the bitch [Jarrett] was white.” (RELATED: Roseanne Barr Apologizes Then Leaves Twitter After Backlash Over ‘Bad Joke’ About Obama Aide)
“Roseanne who?” Jarrett responded. “In all seriousness, as I have said before, I’m fine. I am just fine. 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.” (RELATED: Roseanne Explodes On Valerie Jarrett: ‘I Thought The Bitch Was White!’)
“What keeps me up at night are those families being separated on the borders or our children — right,” she added. “Or children who go to school worrying about whether or not they are going to be safe and their parents who drop them off. These are the things that keep me up at night, not a racist tweet. Racist tweets and profane videos, no, not so much.”
Sunny Hostin then noted that the story is “not going anywhere” and that Roseanne will be sitting with Sean Hannity” for her first TV interview Thursday. The co-host then asked Jarrett what she hoped to hear.
“Less is more. Don’t you think?” Jarrett responded.
Hostin then pointed out the the comedian “apologized publicly” and the former aide quipped if that “was before the profane video.”
“Was that before the profane video?” Jarrett asked. “I think it might have been. Look, as I said, there are just so many issues that are more important. I won’t be watching. I hope you all won’t be watching either.”