ESPN host Jemele Hill calls Trump a ‘white supremacist,’ gets clock cleaned on Twitter

Jemele Hill
Jemele Hill (Screengrab/YouTube)

On Monday, Jemele Hill, co-host of ESPN’s 6pm Sports Center, angered many on Twitter with a tweet accusing President Trump of being a white supremacist in no uncertain terms.

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

She had quite a bit more to say about Trump and those who put him in office:

Got that, Trump supporters?  He’s in office because of white supremacy.  Period.  That’s nothing less than a slap in the face to every single person who voted for and supports the president.

There’s more:

She also blamed him for Charlottesville:

She also said Trump is unqualified and unfit to be president:

Then she called him a bigot, again in no uncertain terms:

Needless to say, Dylan Gwynn wrote at Breitbart, “Hill makes quite a serious charge here. This is also something that Mike Ditka, Curt Schilling, Craig James, or any other conservative who has worked for ESPN in recent years, would have been fired instantly for saying, Had they said something similar about former President Obama. Also, Hill, who proudly boasts a picture of herself with the Obama’s on her Twitter page, levies the charge against Trump without any evidence whatsoever.”

Naturally, she made quite a few people upset with her and ESPN.

Apparently…

Or at least 60+ million voters.

“ESPN recently fired 100 employees due, in part, to sinking ratings some attribute to the creeping politics from their personalities,” Derek Hunter wrote at the Daily Caller.  No doubt this episode won’t help the network’s ratings.

Hill also went after Kid Rock, calling him a racist in so many words.

“He loves black people so much that he pandered to racists by using a flag that unquestionably stands for dehumanizing black people,” she said.

Supporters loved her tweet, but many others weren’t impressed:

Indeed.

A post at The Federalist said her tweets aren’t the only thing that’s bad.

Ben Domenech wrote:

I asked Jemele to show her work and name the white supremacists Trump’s surrounded himself with.  She didn’t answer – but her followers did, citing Steve Bannon, Seb Gorka, Stephen Miller, Jeff Sessions, Kris Kobach, and the Trump family themselves. So that’s two guys who are gone, the top Jewish staffer working in the White House, a former Republican Senator, a former Republican Secretary of State in Kansas, and a family of wealthy lifelong New York Democrats. That’s your indication of deep-seated white supremacy at the White House? These are the guys in white hoods carrying torches? And how exactly are they a threat to you?

He went on to say that Hill “stars as one half of the primetime version of ESPN’s marquee product,” adding:

She’s also a perfect example of the real reason ESPN’s original programming is sucking wind: she’s a really lousy television host, having nothing to do with her politics. The SC6 branded show is not a good one, in part because you have two co-hosts who both are more serious and overly sincere than they are charismatic or quick with the snark. You don’t have the classic goofy/straight pairing, and they lack the tension of two co-hosts who disagree constantly. Neither is a particularly good interviewer, nor have they shown the ability to offer insight on sports that is deep, funny, or entertaining. The show is reduced to two fairly boring people sitting at a cramped table full of papers and laptops on a set that looks unchanged for the past twenty years talking about sports with less insight than a pair at the end of the neighborhood bar. Television is a visual medium, and visually, SC6 looks like local TV.

Exit question: Will ESPN do the responsible thing and fire Hill for this rant?  We’re not holding our breath.

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