White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said ESPN anchor Jemele Hill should be fired for calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter. Sanders called Hill’s comments a “fireable offense.”
When asked if the president was aware of Hill’s comments, Sanders said she wasn’t sure if Trump knew about them, but she thinks Hill should be fired.
“I’m not sure if he’s aware, but I think it’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make. And certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN,” Sanders said.
When asked why she thought prominent African Americans feel as Hill does, Sanders deflected the question.
“I’m not going to speak for that individual, but I know that the president has met with people like [South Carolina Senator Tom Scott], who are highly respected leaders in the African American community. He’s committed to working with them to bring the country together,” Sanders said. “I think that’s where we need to be focused, not on outrageous statements like that one.”
Hill, who hasn’t deleted any tweets from her Monday night rant, wrote in one message, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white …read more
Source:: Heavy.com – Sports