Jemele Hill tweets calling Donald Trump a white supremacist 'inappropriate'

Jemele Hill tweets calling Donald Trump a white supremacist 'inappropriate'

Cable sports network ESPN has denounced comments made by anchor Jemele Hill after she called President Donald Trump "a white supremacist" and a "bigot".

But the TV host quickly pivoted to Trump, calling him an "unfit, bigoted, incompetent moron" who had empowered white supremacists.

"This president has done more for bipartisanship in the last eight days than Obama did in the last eight years", she declared, Axios reported. He is not a leader.

"We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate", the statement concluded.

Hill's tweets were still on her Twitter account Wednesday morning.

Publicly calling someone - and especially the president of the United States - a white supremacist is something you would expect from some random, anonymous yahoo on social media; not a respected journalist like Jemele Hill. "If there's ever a moment where we feel somebody's broken the law", she said, "particularly if they're the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, that's certainly something that should be looked at". However, she claims that she was reprimanded by ESPN executives for favoring right-leaning tweets while she worked there.

This is not the first time ESPN has gotten grief from conservatives, who believe the network has become too liberal or political in general. She might soon get a reminder if she doesn't realize ESPN is a sports network, not a political network.

Breitbart said in its report of Hill's tweets that they "most certainly would result in her firing, if she was a conservative".

Among the tweets sent by Hill over the weekend were a number that targeted the president, following a Twitter conversation that began with the anchor hitting out at Kid Rock over the singer's use of the Confederate flag. ESPN took the same - nearly too impossible to believe - route with Lee, the announcer.

Hill, who is black, and her co-host, Michael Smith, who is also black, frequently discuss black culture - uncommon for an ESPN show. "Curt Schilling has been advised that his conduct was unacceptable and his employment with ESPN has been terminated", the network said in a 2016 statement. ESPN allows employees to discuss politics, but said those who cover "hard news" should refrain.

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