MLB legend Darryl Strawberry became the latest critic to speak out against ESPN anchor Jemele Hill for calling President Donald Trump a white supremacist on social media this week. Strawberry has been stirring things up in the media of late. Only days ago he stuck a dagger in his old fan base when during an interview with WABC 770 New York he confessed that he'd rather be a Yankee than a Met. Within 48 hours he was making headlines once again, when he told Fox News host Stuart Varney that athletes ought to leave politics alone, before being prodded for his thoughts on Hill's comments.
“President Trump, he's a great man to me," Strawberry said. He then went about disclosing how generous the real estate magnate-turned President has always been to him, before circling back to address the controversy involving Hill. “When you're pointing fingers at someone else, three are pointing back at you, so I never want to sit and point fingers at someone like the President of the United States,” he said. “He's got a job to do and we all need to pray for him and we all need to support him, that's what we need to do."
While Hill has received the support of Kaepernick himself and those among the general public who find it hard to disagree with her, since she tweeted the remarks, a backlash has been mounting to overwhelming proportions. Within a few short hours of Strawberry's denouncement on Varney & Co., White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters in the West Wing that she sees her comments as a punishable offense.