White House Press Sec: ESPN Should Fire Jemele Hill Over Anti-Trump Comments
White House Press Sec.ESPN Should Fire Jemele Hill... Over Anti-Trump Comments
9/13/2017 12:07 PM PT
Donald Trump's mouthpiece is calling for ESPN to fire anchor Jemele Hill -- claiming her tweets calling the President a "white supremacist" are outrageous and unacceptable.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders -- the White House press secretary -- was holding a news conference on Wednesday when a reporter asked if Trump was aware of Hill's comments.
Sanders replied, "I'm not sure he's aware but 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."
Hill has never hidden her disdain for Trump -- and went off about him on Sept. 11 saying, "Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy."
"Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists."
ESPN had issued a statement about the situation on Tuesday saying Hill's comments "do not represent the position of ESPN."
"We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate."