Detroit native Jemele Hill calls President Trump bigot, white supremacist; ESPN issues statement
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:
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
No the media doesn't make it a threat. It IS a threat. He has empowered white supremacists (see: Charlottesville).— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 12, 2017
He is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 12, 2017
Donald Trump is a bigot. Glad you could live with voting for him. I couldn't, because I cared about more than just myself— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 12, 2017
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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