The Atlantic‘s Jemele Hill Makes Trump Assassination Reference in SOTU Tweet


Jemele Hill, a staff writer at The Atlantic, tweeted Tuesday that instead of shouting “whose mans is this”, as one tweet suggested, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) should shout “GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET.”

“GETCHO HAND OUT MY POCKET” is a reference to the assassination of Malcolm X by three Nation of Islam members in 1965. The phrase was shouted just before he was killed with a double-barrel shotgun and a handguns.

Hill was subsequently criticized for making the reference:

Before joining The Atlantic, Hill was an anchor at ESPN before leaving after receiving the ire of management after tweeting, “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists.”

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Julio has previously written for Independent Journal Review. He is currently a Military/Veterans Contributor for and serving in the Marine Corps Reserves.