White House Calls ESPN Host’s Trump Tweets ‘Fireable Offense’
She spoke her mind. Jemele Hill, host of the sports network’s The Six, posted a series of outspoken political tweets earlier this week calling President Trump a “white supremacist” who has empowered racists. In response, ESPN issued a brief disclaimer that her views don’t represent the network, and Hill, a Black woman, was inundated with racist, abusive comments on social media. Yesterday, White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Hill expressing her opinions online was a “fireable offense,” suggesting ESPN may be facing political pressure to dismiss her.