White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said ESPN's Jemele Hill committed a "fireable offense" when she called President Donald Trump a white supremacist.
CNN shared Sanders' comments:
Sarah Sanders called ESPN host Jemele Hill's anti-Trump tweets a "fireable offense" https://t.co/GkhoiyuU3C https://t.co/BIXib0cjto2017-9-13 19:42:47
Hill tweeted Monday that President Trump "is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists." She also said he's "the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime" and that his ascension to the presidency resulted in part from white supremacy.
ESPN issued a statement Tuesday about Hill's tweets: "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate."
Hill continued her duties alongside Michael Smith during Tuesday's 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter.