Valerie Jarrett: Roseanne 'isn’t what keeps me up at night'
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Valerie Jarrett says Roseanne Barr’s racist tweet targeting her doesn’t keep her up at night and is encouraging the public not to watch an upcoming interview with the former sitcom star.

“Roseanne who?” Jarrett, a former Obama White House adviser, said with a laugh during a Wednesday appearance on ABC’s “The View.”

“In all seriousness, as I’ve said before, I’m fine. I am just fine,” Jarrett, 61, added.


ABC abruptly canceled Barr's top-rated sitcom, "Roseanne," in May, after its star tweeted that Jarrett was the child of the Islamist organization Muslim Brotherhood and the movie "Planet of the Apes."

“This isn’t what keeps me up at night,” Jarrett said, instead attacking President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump threatening to fire Mulvaney: report Giuliani pens op-ed slamming 'unprecedented' impeachment inquiry Giuliani associate Lev Parnas discussed Ukraine with Trump at private dinner: report MORE’s hard-line immigration policies.

“What keeps me up at night are those families being separated on the borders or our children who go to school worrying about whether or not they’re going to be safe and the parents that drop them off. I mean, these are the things that keep me up at night, not a racist tweet,” Jarrett said.

Barr, 65, had earlier apologized for the tweet, but released a video on her YouTube channel last week appearing to defend it. “I thought the bitch was white!” the comedian screamed in the clip, referring to Jarrett.

In another video released last week, Barr — a real-life supporter of Trump who also played one on her self-titled show — claimed she was given the boot by ABC because of her politics.

"I voted for Donald Trump, and that’s not allowed in Hollywood," Barr said.

On Tuesday night, Fox News’s Sean Hannity announced Barr would sit down for her first TV interview about the controversy on his Thursday show.

Asked by “The View’s” Sunny Hostin what she hopes Barr says in the Hannity appearance, Jarrett replied, “Less is more, don’t you think?”

“I won’t be watching,” Jarrett continued, as she turned to the audience. “I hope you all won’t be watching, either.”