The controversy regarding Jemele Hill’s tweets took another turn on Wednesday, with the White House officially commenting on the issue.
On Monday, Hill, a co-anchor of the 6 p.m. SportsCenter, sent a number of tweets calling Donald Trump a white supremacist.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
On Tuesday, ESPN released a statement regarding Hill’s tweets, in which the network condemned the tweets.
“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate,” the statement said.
Other than the statement, no other disciplinary action was made public.
On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee was asked for comment on the tweets and said they were outrageous and a fireable offense.
Hill began anchoring the 6 p.m. SportsCenter in February and is one of ESPN’s most prominent faces.