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

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

Former White House senior adviser Valerie JarrettValerie June JarrettRoseanne launches comeback tour, rips Hollywood's 'triple standard' on Trump Trump compares Debra Messing to Roseanne Barr, says she should be fired #WeAreBaltimore surges to top of Twitter in wake of Trump comments MORE reportedly said Monday that “our country is ready for a female president."

“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 BidenJulián Castro: It's time for House Democrats to 'do something' about Trump Warren: Congress is 'complicit' with Trump 'by failing to act' Sanders to join teachers, auto workers striking in Midwest 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.