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:
“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.”