There has been a lot of discussion about what ESPN’s sports commentator Jemele Hill said about Donald Trump being a white supremacist and if she should be fired for expressing it on her company’s twitter account. The debate seems to focus on should she have used her ESPN platform to promote her personal views or not, but the important aspect of this story is the fact that what she said about Trump is true.
A Fire-able Offense
It’s absurd for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to stand in the White House briefing room and say, with a straight face, that Hill’s commentary about Trump is a fireable offense. It might be a “fireable offence” if it wasn’t true. Here’s a question: when was the last time you heard a spokesperson for the White House, calling for the firing of a citizen from their day job because of a statement they made about the president?
Think about it; it’s never happened before. This only goes to show how thin-skinned Donald Trump and his comrades are. Compare this to the dignified grace of President Barack Obama, who endured an eight-year barrage of hatred, racism, and lies from the right-wing voters, media outlets, and Donald Trump himself. So, for Sarah Huckabee Sanders to stand up there, on the behest of the tiny-hand tyrant, and call for Jemele Hill to be fired for stating the obvious should be a fireable offense.
From the moment Donald Trump stepped onto the national stage, leading up until now, he has done nothing to discourage that opinion; he seems to go out of his way to perpetuate it. If Trump has done anything at all, he’s exposed America for what it really is: a country filled to the brim with white people who are likely to vote along cultural and racial lines than not. Underneath all the blister and raging, what drives white supremacist the most is fear- the fear that their whiteness means nothing and that they are not inherently special.
White supremacists fear progress and equality because they don’t want minorities to have the same unbiased opportunities that they have. They are weak cowards who can only find meaning in their pathetic lives by pretending that they are divinely anointed by some higher power. They are vindictive and spiteful creatures of pettiness who can only get what they want by bullying, lying and, in many cases, violence (Trump’s Rally). Does this sound like anyone we know? I’ll give you two hints;
- Hint number one: he lives in the White House.
- Hint number two: his name is Donald Trump.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist. If not, he is doing one bang-up job playing one on television; he should have received an Emmy already.