Sarah Huckabee Sanders sparked online outrage when she suggested that an ESPN journalist should be fired for calling Donald Trump a "white supremacist" among other derogatory names. The White House press secretary was referring to Jemele Hill who criticized the U.S. president in a series of tweets on Monday.

Sports journalist deemed Donald Trump unfit to serve U.S.

Even after she drew the mixed response from the leader's critics and supporters, the journalist refused to back down and continued to slam the POTUS in a few more tweet replies. At some point, Jemele Hill called Donald Trump a "bigot" before she claimed that he is "unqualified and unfit" to serve the American people.

The ESPN reporter went on to claim that Donald Trump would not have won the presidential election if he were not white. She added that him being elected to lead the United States is a "direct result of white supremacy" before she dubbed the leader as the "most ignorant, offensive president" of her lifetime.

Jemele Hill even fired back at a commenter who threatened to boycott ESPN if they would not fire the reporter for her comments against the U.S.

president. The sports journalist suggested that her critics should know the difference between social media and television.

She later clarified that the comments she posted on social media were her personal beliefs and admitted that she did not expect that they would be taken against ESPN. The journalist even reassured that she has nothing but respect for the network and her co-employees.

Press secretary calls out ESPN to fire journalist for criticizing POTUS

Sarah Huckabee Sanders, however, thought the journalist should face the consequences for attacking the U.S. president. On Wednesday's press briefing, the White House aide insisted that Jemele Hill committed a "fireable offense" with her outrageous remarks against Donald Trump.

When asked why an African-American journalist would make such comment, Sarah Huckabee Sanders refused to give a direct answer but instead talked about Donald Trump's meeting with Sen. Tim Scott wherein they discussed the president's remarks after violence broke out between white nationalists and counter-protesters in Charlottesville last month.

The press secretary reassured that the POTUS is committed to working side by side with leaders of the black community to achieve peace and unity. However, her statement against the ESPN journalist has prompted people from the internet to trend #FireSarah for allegedly using her post to attack Donald Trump's critics.