White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked at a press conference about statements an ESPN anchor made on Twitter. The ESPN anchor called President Trump a white supremacist. Sanders had no trouble saying that the reporter should be fired.
“That is one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make and certainly is something that is a fireable offense by ESPN,” Sanders said.
Take a look at Jemele Hill’s controversial tweets:
ESPN reprimanded Jemele Hill, an African-American woman who co-hosts the “SC6 with Michael and Jemele” show for ESPN. In a statement by ESPN, the network tried to distance themselves from their host’s remarks.
“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network said. “We have addressed this with Jemele, and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”
Many on the right believe that this is just the latest example that reveals ESPN’s liberal bias. Sarah Huckabee Sanders defended the president reporting his recent meetings with “highly respected leaders in the African-American community” and that he is “committed to working with them to bring the country together.”
“That’s where we need to be focused, not on outrageous statements like this one,” Sanders said.
What do you think should be done to the ESPN host? Should she be fired?
Credit: The Hill