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Detroit native Jemele Hill calls President Trump bigot, white supremacist; ESPN issues statement

Jemele Hill attends the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
Jemele Hill attends the 2017 NBA All-Star Celebrity Game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on February 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Former Detroit sports journalist and current ESPN anchor Jemele Hill took to Twitter on Monday night with critical statements against President Donald Trump. 

Hill called the President a "white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists." But she did not stop there, tweeting Trump "is a direct result of white supremacy," and more: 

You can imagine the storm this created on Twitter. Hill faced backlash -- and support -- for her opinion and has kept the tweets in place. 

Those tweets were sent on Monday. ESPN felt it was necessary to issue this statement about Hill's comments on Tuesday:

It's unclear if Hill, now an anchor for SportsCenter, faces any discipline from ESPN. 


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