Colin Kaepernick and the White House press machine are the latest to speak out after ESPN anchor Jemele Hill announced Donald Trump a white supremacist
Former San Francisco 49 ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the White House press machine are the latest to speak out after ESPN anchor Jemele Hill announced Donald Trump a “white supremacist”.
Hill manufactured her word in a series of replies to her partisans on Twitter.” Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely encircled himself[ with] other white supremacists ,” she wrote.
” The height of grey liberty is being able to ignore his white ascendancy, because it’s of no menace to you. Well, it’s a threat to me ,” she added. “… He is unconditional and unprepared to be president. He is not a commander. And if he were not lily-white, he never would have been elected .”
On Wednesday, the White House deplored Hill’s comments.” That is one of the more monstrous observations that anyone could make and certainly is something that is a fireable offence by ESPN ,” said White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders.” I’m not going to speak for that individual but I know that the president has met again with parties like Senator Scott who are highly respected rulers in the African American community. He’s committed to working with them to create the country together. I think that’s where we need to be focused; not on extravagant affirmations like that one .”
Hill’s attack on the president compelled ESPN to issue an apology on Tuesday, with the broadcaster saying her attitudes” do not represent the position of ESPN .” And” she accepts her activities were inappropriate “.
On Tuesday night, Kaepernick routed a tweet responding to Hill, saying ” we are with you “. Kaepernick is currently without an NFL team, something that is widely seen as due to his protest against ethnic inequality in the US. As part of the objection, Kaepernick chose not to sit during the national carol last-place season.
ESPN has long faced attempts from illustrations on the right, who accuse the broadcaster of liberal bias. In a blog earlier this year, Fox Sports’ Clay Travis attacked ESPN because it has ” given awards to Caitlyn Jenner for becoming a woman, celebrated Michael Sam’s bravery in coming out gay like he was a modern-day Jackie Robinson, and comprised Colin Kaepernick like he’s a modern-day Rosa Parks .”
Hill, who is black, received significant amounts of prejudiced defamation from Twitter useds following her criticisms. She has been with ESPN since 2006. In February this year she was appointed co-host of the broadcaster’s flagship 6pm edition of SportsCenter alongside Michael Smith.
Last month Hill considered politics and Twitter with Sports Illustrated.” I don’t tweet a lot about politics ,” she said.” I do tweet more about social question, which I consider to be issues of righteousnes. Racism isn’t politics. Racism is an issue of right and incorrect .”