WASHINGTON — — In an exclusive interview with “Today” show host Matt Lauer on Monday, former Fema and former President Bill Clinton aide Valerie Jarrett said she will not stop working for the Clinton Foundation despite the election results and a potential Trump administration.
The former Clinton Foundation chief executive said she is not giving up on golf, even though she knows she has to keep the foundation running and she will continue to advocate for it.
“I don’t give up,” Jarrett said.
“I’m not giving it up.”
Jarrett is an advocate for a number of causes, including the fight against the Zika virus, and her involvement with the foundation has been the subject of criticism.
In an interview with The Associated Press last month, she said the foundation is “the best place” to help the victims of the Zika outbreak, including a group of children who have lost their parents to the virus.
But Jarrett said on Monday that she would not stop advocating for the foundation, even after a Trump administration takes office.
“We have to pay our bills,” she said.
“I’m here to do it.”
Jobs at the foundation have increased dramatically in recent months.
The Clinton Foundation announced this week that it is hiring a new deputy general counsel to help with its legal affairs.