Jemele Hill's tweets on 'white supremacist' Donald Trump 'inappropriate'


Setting the bar at street level, ESPN's Jemele Hill tweeted yesterday that President Donald Trump is a bigot and the worst president of her lifetime.

On Tuesday, the network released a statement on a comment the 41-year-old made on Twitter on Monday, when she labeled Trump a "white supremacist".

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Hill also said President Trump "empowered white racists (see Charlottesville)".

The statement makes no mention of disciplinary action.

Jemele Hill is used to expressing her opinion, but ESPN would like her to tone down her political rhetoric on Twitter.

The co-host of the 6 p.m. "SportsCenter" broadcast posted a series of tweets Monday night about the president. Rock, whose real name is Robert Richie, has pondered a potential Senate run in MI.

Hill sarcastically denounced Kid Rock's reasoning in a follow-up comment, arguing he can't use a flag that "unquestionably stands for dehumanizing black people" and call himself a racial sympathizer. "Well, it's a threat to me".

This is not the first time ESPN has gotten grief from conservatives, who believe the network has become too liberal or political in general. Commenting on Schilling's firing, the network assured fans, "ESPN is an inclusive company". "Since she's basically the opposite of that, we'll have to wait and see how ESPN handles it".

"The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN". His rise is a direct result of white supremacy.



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