The White House Demands ESPN Fire Host Who Called Trump A White Supremacist

The White House Press Secretary wants an ESPN sports journalist fired after the latter sent out a tweet characterizing President Donald Trump as a “white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested in a press briefing on Wednesday that Jemele Hill committed a “fireable offense” after she made the comments on Twitter about Trump. Hill described Trump as “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.”

“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?” she tweeted.

“I think that is one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make,” Sanders said. “It is certainly something that I think would be a fireable offense by ESPN.”

Sanders told reporters that she was not sure if Trump had actually seen the Hill’s tweets, but she recommended that some action should be taken immediately against the “Sportscenter” co-host.

Hill’s comments come amidst Trump’s failure to publicly condemn the hate groups that have been rallying in his support. Sanders maintains, however, that Trump “was clear in his initial statement” condemning “hatred, bigotry, racism of all forms,” adding that he “continues to stick to that message” and has “been very consistent in that fact.”

 

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