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#NaziBucketChallenge Calls Out Trump, Trends on Twitter

Friday Sep 15, 2017

In response to the White House's demand that ESPN fire host Jemele Hill for calling President Trump a "white supremacist" on Twitter this week, a hashtag has emerged where users define themselves and call POTUS out.

The hashtag #NaziBucketChallenge is now a trending item on Twitter.

As reported by Vibe, Hill more than ruffled conservative feathers this week when she labeled President Trump a white supremacist. The move prompted the White House to call for the firing of Hill.

"That's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN," said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

Although ESPN refused to fire Hill, they didn't exactly back her up either. Hill also issued a statement.

"My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs. My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light," she said. "My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional."

"Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them on a platform that implies that she was in any way speaking on behalf of ESPN," the network said. "She has acknowledged that her tweets crossed that line and has apologized for doing so. We accept her apology."

But before the cloud could pass, Trump doubled down on his original statement following the violence at the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia last month by reiterating his claim that there was blame on "both sides."

The move prompted the Twittervese to call out Trump as a "white supremacist" According to IBT, anyone who wanted to "play" the Twitter game used the hashtag #NaziBucketChallenge.


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