White House Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, calls Hill's tweets "outrageous and unacceptable."
By now, you should probably be aware that there's a good chunk of people who aren't fans of Donald Trump. His actions over the course of his presidency have displeased a large chunk of the American people. While many celebrities over time have taken a stand against him, ESPN news anchor Jemele Hill went on Twitter on Sept. 11 to denounce the president, referring to him as a white supremacist. The tweet has since been responded to by ESPN who have said that the comments of their staff isn't a reflection of the company. However, it turns out that the White House has received word pertaining to the comments.
In a press conference today, Trump's press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, responded to the comments made by Hill. When a journalist in the media scrum asked Sanders about Hill's comments, she said that she believes that Hill's comments were outrageous and unacceptable. Sanders said that she's unsure if Trump has received word on the comments however, she thinks the comments are worthy of getting Hill sacked.
Sanders said, "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."
It's hard to believe that Trump isn't aware, considering how active he usually is on Twitter. However, Hill has not been shy about voicing her opinion on Trump. In the tweets, she said "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists," before following that tweet with, "Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period."
ESPN has since put out a statement regarding it saying that "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate."
Many celebrities have since shown their support of the ESPN news anchor. Charlamagne tha God, Michael Rappaport, Gabrielle Union, Dwayne Wade, Colin Kaepernick and many more took to Twitter to back up Jemele Hill.
Check out Sarah Huckabee Sanders comments below via TMZ: