In dictatorships, people are jailed and punished by their government for speaking out against it’s leaders. While the United States has not quite reached dictatorship status yet, it certainly isn’t for Donald Trump’s lack of trying.
On Monday, an ESPN host Jemelle Hill, a woman of color, spoke out against the president by calling him a “bigot” and a “white supremacist.” Donald Trump and his supporters lost their collective minds, calling for Hill’s firing and doing their best to take away the platform from which she speaks.
Five days later on Friday morning, Trump has still not calmed down from his tantrum over Hill’s statement. The White House, via its press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, had already announced earlier in the week its official position calling for Hill to be immediately fired from ESPN. Days later, the man who went across the country ranting about President Obama’s birth certificate to any racist who would listen took to Twitter to express his disbelief that a black woman who insulted him is still being allowed to have a job.
Unfortunately for poor Donald Trump, who cannot seem to understand that people are allowed to speak their minds even when they choose to be critical of him, Hill has not been fired and millions of Americans agree with her statement. In a moment of solidarity with the ESPN host, Twitter stood together to show the numbers of Americans who fully agree with Hill’s comments in a trending hashtag, #NaziBucketChallenge.
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