By Mary Cunningham
We are truly through the looking glass, folks!
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders yesterday called ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill’s comments on President Trump “a fireable offense.”
In a series of tweets on Monday, Hill wrote “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists” and that Trump’s “rise is a direct result of white supremacy.”
ESPN issued a statement late Wednesday night that stated Hill apologized to the network for remarks.
“Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them on a platform that implies that she was in any way speaking on behalf of ESPN,” ESPN said in the statement to USA TODAY Sports and other outlets. “She has acknowledged that her tweets crossed that line and has apologized for doing so. We accept her apology.”