White House: Hill Tweet Is Firing Offense

White House: Hill Tweet Is Firing Offense

Her colleagues at ESPN also came out in Hill's support.

President Trump lashed out at ESPN on Friday, saying the sports network had "bad programming" and was losing viewers following an anchor's denunciations of him earlier this week.

"Yesterday was a hard and unusual day, with a number of people interpreting the day without a full picture that happened", Rob King, the senior vice president for news and information at SportsCenter, told ThinkProgress. Then, the White House suggested her tweets were "a fireable offense" during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. "If you do things that are 'white supremacist like, ' you can't get mad at people speaking about it". The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it's of no threat to you.

"Well, it's a threat to me", she typed.

ESPN released its statement via its public relations Twitter account Tuesday, condemning the words of Hill. The Associated Press reports ESPN said on Thursday that it had accepted her apology.

Trump's not-so-subtle response was a reaction to controversy surrounding host Jemele Hill, an outspoken liberal who now has a pair of photographs with Barack and Michelle Obama pinned atop her Twitter feed.




"Jemele Hill is an award-winning, veteran journalist who has distinguished herself for having insightful opinions and perspectives on a variety of topics", NABJ said in a Wednesday statement.

She cited Trump's own behavior in her tweetstorm to support her argument that the president is a bigot-behavior that included Trump's prior racially charged statements about the Central Park 5 and his settlement of "the largest racial housing discrimination case in NYC".

"My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs".

David Clarke, former sheriff of Milwaukee County, joined "Fox & Friends" today to react to the controversy surrounding ESPN anchor Jemele Hill.

If critics want to point out the policy when reporters like Steele express views, the same policies need to be pointed out for the views that mirror Hill's.

The sports network has already said Hill's "actions were inappropriate" and they 'do not represent the position of ESPN.' The network did not take the additional steps of suspending her from Sports Center or apologizing to the president.

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