The United States doesn’t have a king; nobody is all powerful. That’s why we have three branches of government so that no one person gets to be in charge of it all. That being said, the Executive Branch of government used to be one that carried with it an implicit respect. This is one individual that won the votes of enough Americans to get to be in charge of our armed forces.
The unspoken rule that even if you don’t respect the man, you respect the office used to be a strongly held conviction to many Americans. But after the election of President Trump, the left just decided they don’t care for that rule, as their hatred of the President is so strong that they’re willing to throw the baby out with the bathwater and do away with any semblance of respect for the office of President.
It’s gotten so out of hand that one petty ESPN broadcaster had the guts to call the President a “white supremacist” on social media. She does this strictly with the qualification of being a person of color, which apparently makes her an expert even though she’s cited no actual interaction with the Commander-in-Chief that would back that claim up. The White House didn’t take too kindly to that, and they feel that the broadcaster in question should be punished.
Via Daily Mail:
“President Donald Trump demanded an apology this morning from ESPN for broadcaster Jemele Hill’s claim that he’s a white supremacist.
‘ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!’ he said.
The sports network has already said Hill’s ‘actions were inappropriate’ and they ‘do not represent the position of ESPN.’ The Disney-owned entity did not take the additional steps of suspending her from Sports Center or apologizing to the president.
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday that Hill’s comments were a ‘fireable offense’ – remarks that were interpreted as a public call for Hill’s dismissal.
President Trump did not suggest that Hill should be fired this morning, although he said he would like an apology.”
That seems completely fair, considering that what she did was make an extremely pointed insult at the leader of the free world that offended not only him but millions of Americans. After her network giving her the cold shoulder over the comments, she did make a statement about it, but she didn’t exactly give the PResident the apology that he was looking for:
The channel distanced itself from the host’s remarks on Tuesday, tweeting from it’s PR account: ‘The comments on Twitter 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 network said.
Trump’s Friday morning tweet was his first set of comments on the matter and follow his claim yesterday that there were some ‘very bad’ counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally last month in Charlottesville.
Hill tweeted Monday that Trump is a ‘bigot’ and a ‘white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/other white supremacists.’
She also called him ‘unqualified and unfit to be president’ and said that ‘if he were not white, he would never have been elected’.
On Wednesday, during the White House press briefing, Sanders said the remarks were ‘outrageous’ and called them a ‘fireable offense.’
A reporter had asked if the president was familiar with Hill’s remarks and whether the White House had a response to them.
‘I’m not sure if he’s aware but I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make,’ the Trump spokeswoman replied. ‘And certainly is something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.'”
It’s unclear how any of that rectifies what she did, but apparently, Hill and ESPN are ok with her ticking off the leader of the free world. In today’s world being black trumps being elected by America to lead the country in the game of political correctness.
“Hill apologized to her employer on Twitter on Wednesday evening after appearing in her regular role on SportsCenter.
‘My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs,’ she said. ‘My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light. My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional.’
ESPN said in a statement shortly after that her apology had been accepted.
‘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. She has acknowledged that her tweets crossed that line and has apologized for doing so. We accept her apology,’ the network said, according to CNN.”
A woman whose main qualification for her job is having a good camera presence is attempting to railroad the guy who sits in the Oval Office, and we’re just all supposed to be ok with it because she’s a black woman and he’s a white man. America is going to end up in all kinds of trouble if we let things like this continue, and we’ll have no one to blame but ourselves.
[H/T: Daily Mail]
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