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White House: Jemele Hill's Tweets About Trump Are a 'Fireable Offense'

White House: Jemele Hill's Tweets About Trump Are a 'Fireable Offense'”

ESPN should fire one of its sports anchors for calling President Donald Trump "a white supremacist", White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday. "It is certainly something that I think would be a fireable offense by ESPN".

"Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime".

ESPN released a statement on Tuesday distancing itself from Hill's comments, saying they don't reflect the network's views. In an editorial she wrote in 2008, Hill said that rooting for the NBA's Boston Celtics was like saying Adolf Hitler was a victim.

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- Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017The height of white privilege is being able to ✌ignore✌his white supremacy, because it's of no threat to you. "I think that's where we need to be focused, not on outrageous statements like that one".

After ESPN slapped Hill's wrist, support poured in from the sports world - Kaepernick, Dwyane Wade, Reggie Miller, Steve Nash among her defenders - and Hollywood. She didn't just call him a white supremacist.

"Jemele Hill is an award-winning, veteran journalist who has distinguished herself for having insightful opinions and perspectives on a variety of topics".

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While others, including Kathy Griffin, who was in hot water earlier this year for her own comments/statement about Trump, agree with Hill.

As for Kaepernick's tweet to Hill, Jones said he doesn't think it will help his odds of getting signed by an National Football League team.

Ms Hill's tweets drew ire online, where Twitter users called for her to be fired. "Period", Hill, who is black, said. She now co-anchors the 6 p.m. "SportsCenter", alongside Michael Smith.

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While the true disciplinary action taken against Hill is unclear, Hill seems to be unbothered by the whole situation and she even pinned a tweet from 2016 of herself with the Obamas. I wouldn't go so far as to say that her response was full-on authoritarianism, but - as with so many things in the Trump administration - it's skirting dangerously close.



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