The White House Calls Jemele Hill’s Tweets About Pres. Trump, ‘A Fireable Offense by ESPN’

By A.J. Katz 

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Longtime ESPN personality and co-host of the network’s 6 p.m. SportsCenter, Jemele Hill has garnered a lot of negative publicity for controversial comments she made about President Trump earlier this week.

When a reporter asked White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders if the administration was aware of a tweet referring to the president as “a white supremacist,” and had any response to that, Sanders said she did not know if the president was aware, but she said “certainly that is one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make and is a fireable offense by ESPN.”

Here are Hill’s Trump-themed tweets from Monday and Tuesday:

She continued on Tuesday:

Some are calling for The Worldwide Leader in Sports to fire Hill, including the outspoken Fox Sports Radio host Clay Travis, who has a track record of being quite critical of ESPN.


As well as former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling, currently a columnist for Breitbart after ESPN fired him last year for what higher-ups deemed insensitive social media posts targeting transgender people.


ESPN released the following statement regarding Hill’s comments:

It’s unclear if ESPN will fire Hill or if she will face a suspension in light of her comments.