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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday called ESPN anchor Jemele Hill’s comments that President Trump was a “white…
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday called ESPN anchor Jemele Hill’s comments that President Trump was a “white supremacist” “outrageous” and a “fireable offense.”
“That’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone can make and certainly that’s a fireable offense by ESPN, ” Sanders said during the White House media briefing.
Hill lashed out at the president on Tuesday, saying Trump’s rise “is a direct result of white supremacy. Period. He is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”
Sanders defended Trump and said he has been meeting with “highly respected leaders in the African-American community” in an effort to bridge the racial divide.
“I think that’s where we want to be focused and not on outrageous statements like that one, ” she said.
ESPN has called Hill’s comments “inappropriate.”