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Trump Trying To Get Jemele Hill Fired From ESPN

JJ_EvansJJ_Evans Posts: 1,910 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited September 14 in For The Grown & Sexy
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/13/white-house-espns-jemele-hill-should-be-fired-for-calling-trump-a-white-supremacist/?utm_term=.3912a0189f88
White House: ESPN’s Jemele Hill should be fired for calling Trump a ‘white supremacist’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday struck back at ESPN host Jemele Hill for referring to President Trump as a “white supremacist,” calling the comment “outrageous” and saying she should lose her job.

Asked about Hill's tweets Monday evening, in which the sportscaster also said Trump's rise was “the direct result of white supremacy,” Sanders responded: “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 scolded Hill, who is African American, in a public statement distancing the network from her remarks, but it has not suspended her from her co-hosting gig on “SportsCenter.” The network, which has been accused by far-right conservatives of being too openly liberal with its politics, called Hill’s tweet “inappropriate” and noted her comments do not “represent the position of ESPN.”

In her tweets, Hill wrote that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.” She said his “rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” and that he is “unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”

Sanders said she did not know whether Trump was aware of Hill's comments.

Trump has faced widespread criticism for his handling of the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that resulted in the death of a counterprotester. The president did not immediately denounce the specific hate groups, including the KKK and neo-Nazis, which had organized the event, and he continued to equivocate even after condemning them, later saying there were “very fine people” on both sides.

Trump met privately at the White House on Thursday with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who is African American, about the aftermath of the Charlottesville incident.

Sanders asserted Wednesday that Trump has been clear in his condemnation of hate groups.

Asked why Hill and her supporters don't think so, the press secretary said: “I know that the president has met with people like Senator Scott who are highly respected leaders in the African American community. He's committed to working with them to bring the country together. I think that's where we need to be focused — not on outrageous statements like that one.”
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  • MarcusGarveyMarcusGarvey Posts: 4,558 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • ineedpussyineedpussy long hair dont care but bald head dont give a fuck! Posts: 7,239 ✭✭✭✭✭
    but he's the president of america
    silverfoxx
  • Recaptimus_Prime360Recaptimus_Prime360 Earned my Masters and Ph.d in Phat Booty-ology Posts: 64,770 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited September 14
    JJ_Evans wrote: »
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2017/09/13/white-house-espns-jemele-hill-should-be-fired-for-calling-trump-a-white-supremacist/?utm_term=.3912a0189f88
    White House: ESPN’s Jemele Hill should be fired for calling Trump a ‘white supremacist’

    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday struck back at ESPN host Jemele Hill for referring to President Trump as a “white supremacist,” calling the comment “outrageous” and saying she should lose her job.

    Asked about Hill's tweets Monday evening, in which the sportscaster also said Trump's rise was “the direct result of white supremacy,” Sanders responded: “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 scolded Hill, who is African American, in a public statement distancing the network from her remarks, but it has not suspended her from her co-hosting gig on “SportsCenter.” The network, which has been accused by far-right conservatives of being too openly liberal with its politics, called Hill’s tweet “inappropriate” and noted her comments do not “represent the position of ESPN.”

    In her tweets, Hill wrote that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.” She said his “rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” and that he is “unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”

    Sanders said she did not know whether Trump was aware of Hill's comments.

    Trump has faced widespread criticism for his handling of the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville that resulted in the death of a counterprotester. The president did not immediately denounce the specific hate groups, including the KKK and neo-Nazis, which had organized the event, and he continued to equivocate even after condemning them, later saying there were “very fine people” on both sides.

    Trump met privately at the White House on Thursday with Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), who is African American, about the aftermath of the Charlottesville incident.

    Sanders asserted Wednesday that Trump has been clear in his condemnation of hate groups.

    Asked why Hill and her supporters don't think so, the press secretary said: “I know that the president has met with people like Senator Scott who are highly respected leaders in the African American community. He's committed to working with them to bring the country together. I think that's where we need to be focused — not on outrageous statements like that one.”


    @ the bolded...

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    ...really? Tim Scott?
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  • blackamericablackamerica Posts: 2,896 ✭✭✭✭✭
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    They got something to say about Jamelle Hill, but couldn't take a stance against those white supremacist in Charlottesville.

    He did take a stance against white supremacy want me to pull out the transcript???..lets just deal with facts an keep all emotions out do you want a transcript of trump saying he's against the kkk????
    "Both sides"
    blackgod813silverfoxxa.mannIceBergTaylor
  • MD_PROPER MD_PROPER Way too many Tommy's not enough Ghosts.. Posts: 1,526 ✭✭✭✭✭
    In her tweets, Hill wrote that “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.” She said his “rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” and that he is “unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”


    Take out the white supremacist part and the White House has no issue....cool
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  • atribecalledgabiatribecalledgabi DragonstonePosts: 14,027 Regulator
    marc123 wrote: »
    If ESPN tries to reprimand her in any way that will be wack af. Her and Mike have never pulled punches when it came to politics on their shows. So far so good tho she seems to be in the clear.

    even if espn were to fire her. FS1 would scoop her up quick af

    FS1 having jason whitlock on the payroll is too sus for me even tho they got shannon sharpe and nick wright , but yea she gon have a job regardless.
    iron man1MaywoodMoore7s
  • rickmogulrickmogul IFNOTYNOT Posts: 1,955 ✭✭✭✭✭
    He's gonna say the wrong thing one day soon on Twitter. Dish it out but can't take it.
    silverfoxx
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