As of Wednesday, the Secret Service has been made aware of a tweet about President Trump by former ESPN personality Jemele Hill that referenced Malcolm X’s assassination, according to the Washington Examiner.
“While the Secret Service is aware of the subject’s comments, we cannot confirm or comment on the absence or existence of specific investigations. We can say, however, the Secret Service investigates all threats related to our protectees,” the agency told the Washington Examiner via email.
During the State of The Union address, Hill took to Twitter joked that Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) should have shouted “GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET,” which was a reference to the words shouted by an audience member seconds before Malcolm X was assassinated in 1965.
In a series of tweets, Hill apologized and tried to explain that she wasn’t referencing what people were thinking because she had used that phrase numerous times before.
It didn’t matter though, because people began to attack her and demand action. One of those people were Donald Trump Jr., who tagged The Atlantic and asked them whether they were going to take action against their employee for her words.
This isn’t the first time Hill found herself in hot water. Back in 2017, she was under fire for calling President Donald Trump a ‘White Supremacist’ on Twitter. ESPN elected not to suspend her for that action, but would do so when she told people to boycott advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys following comments from owner Jerry Jones.