White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders speaks during a news briefing at the White House, in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017. Huckabee Sanders discussed tax reform, President Donald Trump's planned dinner tonight with House and Senate minority leaders, and other topics. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Hill wrote Monday on Twitter: "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists. The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it's of no threat to you. Well, it's a threat to me."
On Tuesday, ESPN publicly reprimanded Hill and apologized for her comments in a statement posted on Twitter.
“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” the statement read. “We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”