During a press conference today [Wednesday, September 13] White House Aide Sarah Sanders called ESPN host, Jemele Hill‘s Twitter comments regarding President Trump a “fireable offense”.
Hill posted a series of tweets, similar to some in the past, all aimed at arguably one of the most controversial presidents we’ve had in the oval office, Donald Trump. The tweet that elicited the scrutinous two-days later response from Sanders read: “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
As Hill’s comments and Sanders’ response quickly became trending topics, ESPN issued a statement that rebuked the content of their host’s tweets. “The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017
This situation has inevitably sparked more talk about President Trump, and has prompted people to both speak out against Hill’s comments and show their support. However, if you ask ESPN’s “SC6” host, “his rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.”