NBA star Kevin Durant, an outspoken critic of President Donald Trump, came to the defense of the ESPN host who called the president a white supremacist on social media, Young Conservatives reports.
The 28-year-old forward, who won his first NBA title with the Golden State Warriors last summer, was asked by TMZ Sports if ESPN anchor Jamele Hill’s tweet is a fireable offense.
Durant responded, “I’m behind Jemele. I support her. She’s standing up for what she believe in, I’m with it.”
Earlier this week, the co-host of “The Six” on SportsCenter wrote on Twitter, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during a press briefing on Wednesday that Hill’s comments were a “fireable offense.”
The president also weighed in on Friday when he tweeted, “ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in record numbers. Apologize for untruth!”