Valerie Jarrett: 'Our country is ready for a female president'

Valerie Jarrett: 'Our country is ready for a female president'

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“I don’t really distinguish whether it’s a male candidate or a female candidate. I think our country is ready for a female president but you don’t have to be a female candidate [to care about issues that matter],” Jarrett said in Washington, D.C., according to The Washington Examiner.

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In discussing the 2020 hopefuls, Jarrett added that she wants “a candidate who will go out there and earn it.”

She also said that Democratic candidates shouldn’t “beat each other up” during the primaries, and that doing so could hurt them in the general election.

Jarrett recently told BuzzFeed News that former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden jokes he's ready for a push-up competition with Trump Biden says his presidency is not 'a third term of Obama' Biden knocks Trump on tweets about 'smart as hell' Ocasio-Cortez MORE would “make a terrific president,” but said she would support the Democrat that wins nomination.

“Whoever wins the primary, I will work my butt off to make sure they win the general election,” she said.