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

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

Jemele Hill, who co-hosts "SportsCenter" on ESPN, called President Trump a "white supremacist" in a series of tweets Monday night.

ESPN rising star Pablo Torre retweeted himself from shortly after Trump was elected: "The difference between being a white supremacist and permitting white supremacy might exist". He is not a leader. The network stated her comments "do not represent the position of ESPN" and that after discussing the matter with Hill she realizes "her actions were inappropriate".

The tweets about Trump came after Hill criticized Kid Rock, who accused the media and the "extreme left" of labeling him a racist. She might soon get a reminder if she doesn't realize ESPN is a sports network, not a political network.

Hill has not tweeted since Tuesday morning.

Hill hasn't posted anything since ESPN weighed in on Tuesday.

Colin Kaepernick was the first to stand alongside Hill publically.

"I think that ESPN has chosen a lane politically... there's rumors that [Disney chairman and CEO] Bob Iger wants to run for president", Whitlock said Wednesday on "Fox & friends".

There's been a substantial backlash to the backlash, with Hill's supporters saying she described Trump accurately, and should not be reprimanded for having done so.

McHenry tweeted in June, suggesting that her "openly conservative" political association was related to her dismissal from the network.

ESPN has been in the hot seat for politics before.

But several athletes and people in the media took to Twitter to voice support for the anchor, including unemployed National Football League quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who posted "We are with you (at) jemelehill". This is not the platform to discuss President Trump, his actions, his beliefs or anything else, but I hope you can use proper judgment when assessing his presidency; just call a spade a spade.

ESPN may not approve of Hill's comments, but a significant portion of Americans are concerned about the increased prominence of white supremacy and the president's role in promoting it.


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