Jemele Hill stands by calling President Trump a white supremacist: ‘I thought I was saying water is wet’

Jemele Hill, an award-winning journalist who has been outspoken about President Trump and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, said on a podcast released Wednesday that she did not regret calling Trump a “white supremacist” in September. “I thought I was saying water is wet,” Hill said on Dan Le Batard’s “South Beach Sessions” podcast. “I didn’t even think it was controversial.” “I was in the middle of a Twitter conversation, I was replying to somebody. If I was really trying to make a bold statement, I would have added the damn president. I didn’t, I was just talking casually with somebody,” she said. “It wasn’t even original. That’s what is so crazy. I got famous for saying something that wasn’t original. It wasn’t new. It was not breaking news. I thought we all decided this after Charlottesville.”
Hill, now a correspondent for Atlantic magazine, has also called Trump a “bigot” and “unqualified” and “unfit” for office. She’s consistently stood by her comments about the president in interviews and online.
At the time of her tweets, Hill worked for ESPN hosting the 6 p.m., hour of “SportsCenter” with Michael Smith. The network did not discipline Hill for the message, but made clear she was not speaking on behalf of the company. Two days later White House press secretary Sarah Sanders called Hill’s comment a “fireable offense.”

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