Donald Trump berates ESPN's Jemele Hill after she's suspended

Donald Trump berates ESPN's Jemele Hill after she's suspended

After suggesting that the American government should change tax laws to address the NFL's tax breaks while "disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country", President Trump took on the Hill suspension on Twitter.

But amid backlash from her employer, internet trolls and the president of the United States, who blamed Hill for ESPN's "tanked" ratings, Hill isn't standing alone.

In September, Hill, who was a sports writer at The News & Observer from 1997-99, posted a tweet that called Trump a "white supremacist".

Hill tweeted about Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones and his comments about making players stand for the national anthem.

Network bosses soon warned Hill that the tweet violated the company's rules of conduct for using social media.

ESPN declined to comment on Trump's comments.

Josina Anderson - an National Football League sideline reporter/insider - tweeted, "Stop attacking our colleague Jemele Hill, any other journalists or media entities". ESPN subsequently released a statement saying Hill's comments regarding Trump "do not represent the position of ESPN".

It is not known what Hill's salary is, but an ESPN source tells that she is estimated to make more than $1 million per year.

Hill had called the president "a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists". He said that NABJ's relationship with ESPN - the network was, for instance, is listed as a partner to NABJ's conference this year, and the network and organization co-sponsor an internship - have no bearing on decisions as it relates to Hill.

Hill later tweeted "Jerry Jones also has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones".

"You see what they've done, they've blackballed the brother from San Francisco [Colin Kaepernick] from playing", Mathis said. Hill's second strike occurred when she stepped into the heated debate regarding players kneeling during the anthem. Don't place the burden squarely on the players. She wrote that he was "the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime".

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