White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that ESPN should fire Jemele Hill for calling Trump a “White Supremacist”.
“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,” Sanders stated on Wednesday.
WH Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says Jemele Hill's tweets calling Trump a white supremacist were "outrageous" and a "fireable offense." pic.twitter.com/dpsLWAb5Pv
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) September 13, 2017
When Sanders was asked by David Nakamura “why an important African American sportscaster might make a comment like that”. She replied with “I’m not going to speak for that individual, but I know that the president has met, again, with people like Senator [Tim] Scott, who are highly respected leaders in the African-American community.”
Last month the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville triggered a lethal assault. Because of that on Wednesday at the White House Scott, Republican from South Carolina, had a meeting with President Trump. They discussed the president’s questionable criticism.
After Donald Trump’s speech at the news conference, Scott said that the president’s “moral authority” was “compromised”.
“Trump is committed to working with [leaders of the black community] to bring the country together,” Sanders stated. I think that’s where we need to be focused, not on outrageous statements”.
On Monday President Trump was attacked by Michael Smith on Twitter with a couple of tweets calling him “white supremacist” who is unsuitable to serve in the White House.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
Hill continued with calling Trump “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime,” she also said “his rise is the direct result of white supremacy. Period.”
“We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate,” ESPN said this about Hill on Tuesday.
“ESPN’s double standard shows when hosts speak out,” Fox News stated on a Wednesday headline.
In the post was included also a meme who was displaying male dressed in female’s clothes. That was supposedly a response to North Carolina’s anti-LGBT restroom law.
In the post-Schilling also stated: “A man is a man no matter what they call themselves. I don’t care what they are, who they sleep with, men’s room was designed for the penis, women are not so much. Now you need laws telling us differently? Pathetic.”
ESPN also said that Schilling’s completion was “an inclusive company” and that his handling was “unacceptable”.