ESPN apologizes after Jemele Hill calls President Trump "a bigot"

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Period, "she wrote in one tweet. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected".

"We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate", said ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz in a statement.

Some have called for Hill to be suspended, or even fired, for the comments about Trump, saying they violate ESPN's social media policies and that conservative commentators are not treated equally by the network.

Asked about Hill's comments at a press briefing on Wednesday, White House pres secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said the tweets were outrageous.

She also said Trump "is unqualified and unfit to be president".

Hill's tweet about Kid Rock spurred hundreds of responses, which eventually resulted in a discussion of the White House.

Some Twitter users, among them Kaepernick, supported Hill.


ESPN, a Disney affiliate network, didn't appreciate Hill's racist rant against the President and his staff.

Hill was lamenting that Kaepernick, who has struggled to find a new contract after making repeated headlines for his protests against the treatment of non-whites, had not been signed by the Baltimore Ravens.

Sanders then recounted the fact that the president has met with many respected leaders in the African American community.

"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color", he had said in an interview to NFL.

ESPN has pushed back against conservative critics, sensitive to accusations it and its personnel infuse politics into coverage in service of a left-leaning agenda.

Having issues with the way Donald Trump is conducting himself in the first year of his presidency doesn't necessarily constitute a "hot take" at this point. "That's where we need to be focused, not on outrageous statements like that one". Without naming Trump, ESPN's "Mike & Mike" co-host Mike Greenberg commented on the president's response to Charlottesville.

So if a guy like Kurt Schilling comes out and he says, "I disagree with the North Carolina transgender bathroom law", he gets fired.

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