White House press secretary says Jemele Hill's comments are a 'fireable offense'
- Author: Megan Austin Sep 15, 2017,
Sep 15, 2017, 0:39
"It is certainly something that I think would be a fireable offense by ESPN". Hill called Trump a "white supremacist who surrounds himself with white supremacists" and "Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime".
ESPN anchor Jemele Hill was reprimanded by the network for her Twitter comments about President Trump. "Period. He has surrounded himself with white supremacists - no they are not "alt right" - and you want me to believe he isn't a white supremacist?"
As first reported by Clay Travis of Fox Sports Radio, ESPN president John Skipper told Cohn not to come into work and "think about what she said". The Jemele Hill controversy has bubbled all the way up to the White House, where Press Secretary Sarah Sanders weighed in Wednesday. "I think that's where we need to be focused, not on outrageous statements like that one".
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ESPN has not fired Hill, but the network released a statement saying she had been reprimanded. After all, she's the one who essentially compared the President of the United States to the Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan.
When she was asked if it was due to ESPN's liberal lean, she said, "That is definitely a percentage of it". Before ascending to the "SportsCenter" chair in February, Hill and Smith co-hosted "His & Hers" on weekday mornings. ESPN claimed Schilling's post violated a company policy prohibiting analysts from discussing politics.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump, whose administration has shamelessly stoked racial tensions to fuel its political agenda of white supremacy-is still gainfully employed. She also said he's unqualified to be president. I couldn't, because I cared about more than just myself.
Because 53% of white women made a decision to turn their collective backs on America, Donald Trump is in office and since then I can't figure out which side is up anymore.