Al Sharpton is backing ESPN’s Jemele Hill for her comment on Twitter about President Trump. Did he just go too far?
In case you somehow missed it, Jemele Hill, a co-host on ESPN, wrote on Twitter that the President is a ‘white supremacist’ and has ‘largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists’.
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called for ESPN to fire Jemele Hill after the ESPN co-host tweeted that Trump was a “white supremacist.”
“I think it’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something I think is a fireable offense by ESPN,” Sanders said on Wednesday.
Sanders explained her comments again on Friday.
“I think it is a fireable offense based on the standard that ESPN has set themselves by saying that people that go too far and make political comments have been suspended from their own network. I think that that is a consistency that they should probably focus on.”
Source: Daily Caller
Sharpton says that it’s her right to free speech and she shouldn’t be fired for it.
He was on MSNBC and made some pretty scathing comments about the call from the White House to fire Hill. ‘If ESPN does this, they’re going to face the wrath of a lot us,’ he said.
Was that just a call to violence?
Or was it just a threat to boycott ESPN?
It’s hard to tell.
Sharpton has advocated both.
Watch Al Sharpton talk about boycotting ESPN if Jemele Hill is fired:
And here is the ‘civil rights activist’ advocate the killing of cops back in 1992:
Why should we listen to Al Sharpton?
That is an excellent question.
One for which there doesn’t seem to be a rational answer.
What do you think?
Do you think he was talking boycott or violence?
Let us know in the comments.
by Doug Giles
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