Marc Lamont Hill: Calling for Jemele Hill’s Firing an ‘Abuse of Power’ – Trump ‘Absolutely’ Is a White Supremacist

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On Friday’s broadcast of “CNN Newsroom,” CNN commentator, author, and Temple University Professor Marc Lamont Hill weighed in on the controversy over ESPN anchor Jemele Hill’s comments about President Trump being a white supremacist by saying that the White House’s call for her to be fired is an abuse of power and arguing Trump is a white supremacist. Hill said that ESPN is a private company and federal law bars members of employees of Congress or the executive branch from influencing a private citizen’s employment because of their political views. He continued, “[W]hen I hear a press secretary and/or a president encourage someone to be disciplined or fired for their political views, that, to me, is not only an egregious abuse of power, but it’s also just unseemly.” Hill further stated that it’s “troublesome” that the White House is focusing on one black woman out of all the people who have called the president racist. Hill further stated that whether or not Trump is actually racist is more important than whether or not Jemele Hill should have said he is. He then added that he agrees with Jemele Hill and there wasn’t anything wrong about what she said. He concluded the