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ESPN Host Calls the President ‘A White Supremacist’

Melanie Arter
By Melanie Arter | September 13, 2017 | 12:02 PM EDT

ESPN host Jemele Hill (Screenshot of ESPN video)

ESPN host Jemele Hill called President Donald Trump “a white supremacist” in a Twitter rant Monday.

Hill, who co-hosts the 6pm broadcast of “Sportscenter,” attacked the president in a series of tweets:
 

 

“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists,” she tweeted.
 

 

“Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” Hill continued.
 

 

“He has surrounded himself with white supremacists -- no they are not "alt right" -- and you want me to believe he isn't a white supremacist?” she tweeted later.
 

 

“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,” she concluded.

The ESPN network issued a statement via Twitter, saying, “The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele, and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”

Hill’s tweets were still on her Twitter account Wednesday morning.


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