While speaking to reporters at her Wednesday press briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders denounced ESPN co-host Jemele Hill's tweet describing President Donald Trump as a white supremacist as “outrageous.”
“I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make,” Sanders told a reporter who asked about Hill's comments. Sanders further suggested that Hill leveling that accusation was a “fireable offense” but refused to comment on why prominent African-Americans like Hill were making comments like that.
On Monday, Hill tweeted a series of attacks on Trump:
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
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
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 12, 2017
ESPN responded on Tuesday by explaining that it spoke with Hill, who recognized her comments were inappropriate:
ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017
Watch Sanders's comments below, via Fox News.