ESPN Host Committed 'Fireable Offense' With Trump 'White Supremacist' Tweet: White House Aide




ESPN Host Committed 'Fireable Offense' With Trump 'White Supremacist' Tweet: White House Aide
ESPN Host Committed 'Fireable Offense' With Trump 'White Supremacist' Tweet: White House Aide  

WASHINGTON - ESPN should consider firing host Jemele Hill for calling President Donald Trump a "white supremacist," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says.

"I think that'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 during Wednesday's press briefing.

Asked by The Washington Post's David Nakamura why an influential African American sportscaster might make such a comment, Sanders said, "I'm not going to speak for that individual, but I know that the president has met, again, with people like Senator [Tim] Scott, who are highly respected leaders in the African-American community."

Scott is a Republican from South Carolina.

Trump is "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 co-hosts ESPN's "SC6" with Michael Smith, lashed out at Trump in a series of Twitter posts on Monday, calling the president a "white supremacist" unfit to serve in the White House.

"Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists," she tweeted.

Hill went on to call Trump "the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime," and said "his rise is the direct result of white supremacy. Period."

In a statement on Tuesday, ESPN said Hill's comments about Trump "do not represent the position" of the cable network. "We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate," the statement said.

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  • Steven brooks
    (2017-09-17 03:00:54Z)

    Trump is a racist when he was in New Jersey building is casinos he kicked the union out and broke contracts illegally brought in all Mexicans ( the ones he's trying to kick out .two faced) cheaper labor and he kicked them to the curb when he was done with them Check how many foreigners he has in his property Paying them no money poverty level butt his daddy gave him millions he screwed New York out of millions of dollars of nonpayment of fines nonpayment of lawsuits and he became president because he got the people who hate blacks Muslims Indians and not white like him got them all fired up or what he was going to Do and he hasn't done it In my book he will b is the worst president ever to be president he's a liar he said that he's a bully a misogynist he's a womanizer ( what he said on the bus to Bush is true ithats him he is a joke a pig not my President ever )and probably a rapist we just didn't catch him yet he is that he is an asshole come visit me Pricks. What asshole woulld build a casino over top of the ladies house because she would not sell at a low rate price In Atlantic city nj where was that in the art of the deal city telme that he's just an ass . Things are not going right to what the Republicans do blame Obama the black guy and when he came to office who is going to cut everything that had obamas name to it because they could not believe the black guy one two terms shocking .doesn't want anything with Obama's name on it because trump is a racist go figure that one out shocking there too. Did his son and his cronies go try to metal in Russian matters to get up hold on Clinton at presidential election yes they did and they will be proved ( Buy a republican ) at the end he is a liar absolutely it will be brought out that he's a liar that he did have things going on in Russia he did try to buy a building in Russia the light all the way I wouldn't believe a word he said if he said it and his cronies go try to metal in Russian matters to get a hold on Clinton absolutely is he a liar absolutely it will be brought out that he's a liar that he did have things going on in Russia he did try to buy a building in Russia he lied all the way I wouldn't believe a word he said if he said He is a ConMan his company is billing the government his company is over billing for people staying at his property in Florida New York Washington what a rip off to the American taxpayer I'm more American than that motherfucker what a rip off to the American taxpayer im more American than that motherfucker and you want to do talk about obama playing golf trump has he spent more time playing golf and on his properties than he has running our fucking country that's why countries think that the United States is a joke and I agree he is a joke in the restaurant families are a joke because 45 runs this country like his companies they are mostly bankrupt and he is a racist. a racist. by the time he's done but hopefully gets ImpeachEd which would be the best thing for this country that is the black Muslim Indian Mexican haters before then so you try to get our country back from these racist jerks he has running our fucking country hopefully get some peace before then so you try to save our country back from these racist jerk maybe take some of the money he is screwing our country out of and get his toupe fixed oh by the way all Christians better start praying when he starts a war with North Korea it's going be all over anyway and you can kiss your ass goodbye there is not gonna be any Republican Democrat or independent party there's not gonna be anything good luck with that you love you crazy man in the office of pregnancy but I just call him 45 that all he is worth

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