"I think that's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fire-able offense by ESPN," Sanders said.
Sanders said she wasn't sure whether the president was aware of Hill's comments.
In a tweeted Wednesday night, Hill said, "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. My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional."
So, to address the elephant in the room ... #Factspic.twitter.com/RTrIDD87ut— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 14, 2017
The National Association of Black Journalists said in a statement that it "supports Hill's First Amendment rights on all matters of discussion, within and outside the world of sports, as they do not impinge on her duties as a host and commentator."
On Monday night, in a series of exchanges with other Twitter users, Hill said, "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.Read more at CBS News