ESPN Issues Statement After SportsCenter Anchor Jemele Hill Calls Trump a ‘White Supremacist’

So last night, SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill got into a heated Twitter discussion that quickly devolved into her calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist.” ESPN has since issued a statement stating that Hill’s actions have been addressed.

The whole thing got started after she commented on a post about country rock/rap artist and potential GOP Senate candidate Kid Rock complaining about accusations he’s racist, stating that he pandered to racists, before eventually getting into it with other Twitter users over Trump.

This led her to send out this tweet:

She sent out more tweets throughout the evening, including one that called the president a “bigot” and another saying he was the “most ignorant” president in her lifetime:

This afternoon, after the tweets grabbed a lot of attention, ESPN sent out the following statement, noting that Hill recognizes her actions were “inappropriate.”

ESPN has been accused of being way too liberal with the political opinions expressed by the network and its hosts of late. The Worldwide Leader was roundly mocked — especially by conservatives — for its decision to reassign Robert Lee, an Asian-American football announcer, from a University of Virginia game in Charlottesville due to his name.

Last month, fellow SportsCenter host Sage Steele spoke out against the discussion of political and social issues on ESPN programs, stating that the network should stick to sports as no one watches for “Charlottesville.”

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