Valerie Jarrett comments on the recent issue with Roseanne Barr.
Valerie Jarrett brushed off questions about Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about her that led to the popular reboot of “Roseanne” to be canceled during a guest appearance on “the View” on Wednesday.
“The View” hosts wasted no time asking the former adviser to President Barack Obama how they felt about Barr’s tweet.
In May, Barr tweeted that Jarrett, an Afro-American who was born in Iran, is if the muslim brotherhood & the planet of the apes had a baby.” Hours later, ABC Entertainment President Channing Dungey said the network would not produce the show of the second season.
“Roseanne who?” @ValerieJarrett responds to Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet about her: “In all seriousness … I’m fine.”
“This is not what keeps me awake at night. What keeps me awake at night are families are separated, on the border … not a racist tweet.” https://t.co/Nj7yzeYFYk pic.twitter.com/4yPMdDViRH
— The View (@TheView) July 26, 2018
The hosts then showed a clip of a bizarre video posted on Barr’s YouTube channel last week. In the clip, Barr explained, “she is trying to talk about Valerie Jarrett wrote to the Iran deal.”
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“That’s what my tweet is about!” cried Barr.
“I know,” the interviewer said. “You have explained that this was literally 300 times.”
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“I thought the bitch was white!” Barr screamed. “God da—-! I thought the bitch was white! F—!”
Jarrett was pressed on how she felt about Barr’s comments, but the 61-year-old does not seem bothered.
“Roseanne who?” Jarrett replied that the public is welcomed.
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“In all seriousness, as I said earlier: I’m good, I’m just good. As one of you said something like that about me that can hurt my feelings. This is not what keeps me awake at night. What keeps me awake at night are those families to be separated at the border, and our children go to school, and wondered if they are safe,” Jarrett explained.
Jarrett said they refuse to watch interviews Barr would join in the future.
In spite of the “Roseanne” is cancelled, ABC announced last month a “Roseanne” spin-off about the family Conner will air in the fall, sans Barr.
Fox News’ Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.
Kathleen Joyce is a breaking/trending news producer for FoxNews.com. You can follow her via @Kathleen_Joyce8 on Twitter.