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UPDATE: ESPN SportsCenter Host Jemele Hill Responds to the Controversy Around Her Trump Tweets

UPDATE: ESPN SportsCenter Host Jemele Hill Responds to the Controversy Around Her Trump Tweets

ESPN Scolds SportsCenter Host Jemele Hill For Calling Donald Trump a White Supremacist

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UPDATE TWO: After a day of silence Jemele Hill has responded to the controversy of the last couple of days.

Hill put out this tweet a little while ago:

After Hill put out her statement, CNN’s Brian Stelter reached out to ESPN representatives. They countered with their own statement in which they accepted Hill’s apology:

 

Read the original story below.

UPDATE: White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Jemele Hill’s comments directed toward Donald Trump were a “fireable offense.”

“I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone can make,” Sanders said Wednesday during a press briefing, “and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.”

However, the National Association of Black Journalists spoke out against Sanders’ remarks, with the organization saying that it “supports Hill’s First Amendment rights on all matters of discussion,” and that her comments “do not impinge on her duties as a host and commentator.”

Read the original story below.

A day after ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump a white supremacist on Twitter, the network released a statement condemning the veteran journalist’s comments.

In the statement, ESPN called her actions “inappropriate” and not a representation of the network:

However…the question must be asked: was Hill’s comments actually inappropriate? Here’s what she tweeted yesterday:

These are comments that a good population of the people would say is accurate. In fact, just last week Ta-Nehisi Coates published a critically acclaimed, well-argued and reported essay fleshing out the points Hill was making.

WATCH: Dave Chappelle Says Donald Trump is “Like a Bad DJ at a Good Party”

However, right wing sports personalities Clay Travis and Britt McHenry got hold of the comments and riled up those in the right in a string of tweets:

It seems that ESPN’s statement is more of a response to those on the right who were upset about Hill’s comment.

Or, as HuffPost editor puts it:

 


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