Valerie Jarrett: ‘I Actually Didn’t See the Election Coming Out the Way It Did’

Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” former Obama White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett told show co-host Mika Brzezinski she did not see the 2016 presidential election coming out in the win column for Republican Donald Trump.

Brzezinski asked if she had any sense of a problem in the lead-up to Election Day, to which Jarrett said she “wouldn’t have predicted it,” but added the question now is, “Where do you go from here?”

“It’s a big, complicated democracy and one of the strengths of our country is its diversity, its rich diversity,” Jarrett said. “I actually didn’t see the election coming out the way it did. I wouldn’t have predicted it. And the question is, like, where do you go from here? And what do we do to just rebuild and focus on creating a big and inclusive tent, where we’re focusing on making sure every child gets that fair shot, that every woman gets to compete on a level playing field, that we are true to the core values of our country and we’re making sure that we honor those values. And that’s something everyone can do.”

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