ESPN responds after anchor blasts 'white supremacist' Trump

Annette Crawford
September 13, 2017

ESPN released a statement Wednesday calling Jemele Hill's tweets about President Donald Trump "inappropriate".

Jemele Hill, now the co-host of the east coast evening edition of SportsCenter, fired off a series tweets Monday (Sept. 11) taking sharp jabs at President Donald Trump, calling above many things a white supremacist. On Tuesday, the World Wide Leader called Hill's actions "inappropriate".

For a network that detractors believe leans liberal, especially through its on-screen personalities, Hill fit the mold in comments she made on her personal Twitter account an hour before going on the air Monday at 6 p.m. for "SC6". In her rant, she called Trump a white supremacist "who has largely surrounded himself [with] other white supremacists." and called him "ignorant" and "offensive".

Hill's original tweet went after Rock, the musician toying with a potential Senate run in MI. "His rise is the direct result of white supremacy".

Hill objected to Rock's recent use of a Confederate flag, saying he was "pandering to racists".

He is unqualified and unfit to be president.

ESPN previously fired former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling over a controversial meme objecting to the North Carolina transgender bathroom law.

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