Here’s why the White House wants this ESPN sportscaster fired


ESPN newscaster Jemele Hill has recently made headlines for her controversial tweets about Donald Trump, and now the White House wants her fired.

On Monday, the host of SportsCenter took to Twitter to post about the president, calling him a “white supremacist.” Her comments were in response to an article about Kid Rock, who recently said in a Facebook post that he has been labeled as a racist.

The conversation then shifted to Trump.

“Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime,” she wrote.

“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists,” she added. 

Amid outcry from Trump supporters, ESPN said Hill’s thoughts “do not represent the position of ESPN.” 

»RELATED: ESPN apologizes after Jemele Hill calls Trump a 'white supremacist'

“We have addressed this with Jemele, and she recognized her actions were inappropriate,” the network said on Twitter Tuesday

Despite the sports channel denouncing Hill’s statements, the White House wants the company to do more. 

When asked about Hill’s social media rant Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders admitted she did not know if Trump had been briefed on Hill’s posts.

However, she said, “That's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.” 

ESPN has yet to publicly acknowledge the White House’s latest remarks, but Hill chimed in with a press release Wednsesday night.

She said, “My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs. My only regret is that my comments and the public I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light.”

 


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