Atlantic Writer Makes Trump Assassination Reference

Jemele Hill, a staff writer at The Atlantic and former ESPN host who left the network following a slew of controversial comments she made about President Donald Trump, referenced a phrase about assassination during the president’s State of the Union address, according to several news outlets.

Hill, who in 2017 called Trump a “white supremacist,” on Tuesday in response to a tweet from Showtime’s Deses Nice that said he wanted Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., to interrupt Trump’s speech and yell, “Whose mans is this?” said: “Nah, she gotta yell: GETCHO HAND OUT OF MY POCKET.”

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The statement “is a reference to what one of Malcolm X’s assassins yelled out before they killed the 1960s civil rights leader,” said NewsBusters’ deputy research director Geoffrey Dickens.

Hill took the tweet down and apologized.

“Let me be clear: I have often disagreed with many of the president’s policies, his behavior and rhetoric, but I would never call for violence against him, or any person,” she said Wednesday night. “I apologize for breathing life into such an absurd assumption.

“And that’s why I took it down. I don’t need to dig in on this unnecessarily. If there’s a chance someone could arrive at that conclusion, I’d rather just say I’m sorry and move on.”

via newsmax

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3 comments

  1. Of course you want to MOVE on from YOUR LIBERAL COMMENT!!! Maybe you should consider what comes out of your mouth before you open it!!! and just perhaps you should be fired and/or maybe, you should be put on trial for trying to incite violence against a sitting President of the USA… Regardless of who our president is; you should learn to respect the highest office of the United States of America..

  2. heck yes this is the way they work make the comments hope some one acts on them and if they get called out OH I AM SO SORRY I NEVER MEANT THAT.
    The blazes you didn’t mean it really tired of all you people attacking our President Wonder BOY never went through this stupidity if any one said any thing that disagreed with him you were racist
    so where is that now seems as though it is free range to say any thing you want then deny it

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