Former Obama administration senior adviser Valerie Jarrett once again brushed aside a racist tweet directed toward her from Roseanne Barr, telling the hosts of “The View” Wednesday that she had more important things to focus on.
“Roseanne who?” said Jarrett on set to audience applause. “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,” she added. “What keeps me up at night are those families being separated on the borders or our children that go to school worrying about whether or not they are going to be safe when their parents drop them off. These are the things that keep me up at night. Racist tweets and profane videos, no, not so much.”
In May, Barr said in a tweet that Jarrett was the child of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. Hours after TheWrap first broke the story, Barr was fired from her smash-hit sitcom on ABC — which at the time was the highest rated show on television.
Barr has subsequently said that the tweet was a joke and that she thought Jarrett was white.
“The View,” which also airs on ABC, played a passionate moment from Barr asserting as much, which was mocked by co-host Joy Behar.
“Poor Roseanne she’s really losing it,” said Behar. “It’s vicious what she said, but this girl is having a nervous breakdown.”
You can watch above.