ESPN Anchor Jemele Hill Called Trump a “White Supremacist” And Twitter Went Crazy


ESPN Anchor Jemele Hill Called Trump a “White Supremacist” And Twitter Went Crazy

SportsCenter host Jemele Hill is in hot water with ESPN after she referred to President Trump as a “white supremacist”.

Responding to Hill’s comments, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested that ESPN should fired her. Then, earlier today, the President himself addressed the issue on Twitter:

And, while the President may not love Hill’s comments, other voices on Twitter have been much more supportive. For one thing, Colin Kaepernick tweeted out a vote of confidence for the ESPN host:
And even ESPN tweeted there own official statement on the matter:
Then they later added: “Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them on a platform that implies that she was in any way speaking on behalf of ESPN. She has acknowledged that her tweets crossed that line and has apologized for doing so. We accept her apology.”
Now, first of all, I find it deeply disconcerting that the vast majority of this is being handled on social media. Secondly, I tend to agree with Dean Obeidallah of Mediaite, who wrote:
“Just to be clear, Trump’s actions are a master class in white supremacy-From calling white supremacists “fine people” after Charlottesville, to refusing to denounce David Duke until shamed by the media, to pardoning the racist Joe Arpaio who openly racially profiled Latinos, to ending DACA, to his Muslim ban, refusing to rent to African Americans, to his birther campaign, his claim that President Obama did not write [his] own memories but a white man must have  and the list goes on and on.  There’s a reason so many white supremacists openly cheer for Trump-and it’s not because his clothing line is made in China. But if you disagree with my view, then so be it. This is America-we must vigilantly protect a free exchange of political ideas.”