Tweet calling Trump white supremacist expressed 'personal beliefs — ESPN's Jemele Hill

Posted September 16, 2017

"Apologize for untruth!", the president wrote.

Next, management asked Hill to apologize.

ESPN issued a lengthier statement addressing Hill's tweet messages about Trump.

A native of Detroit, journalist, black, had written on Monday that Donald Trump was " all [his] life the president, the more ignorant, insulting", and said that it was " a white supremacist who is widely surrounded by other white-supremacist ".

Others came to her defence, including National Football League reporter Jim Trotter, who tweeted: "Proud to call you a colleague and a friend".

"He's committed to working with them to bring the country together", Sanders said.

ESPN quickly refuted this report from Think Progress.

Though ESPN anchor Jemele Hill received a lot of shit for her correct diagnosis of Donald Trump, she appeared on Wednesday's SportsCenter with Michael Smith as usual.

ESPN PR addressed the comments on Tuesday as'inappropriate
ESPN PR addressed the comments on Tuesday as'inappropriate

Hill issued her own statement late Wednesday.

In a tweet Wednesday night, Hill said, "My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs. My respect for my company and my colleagues remains unconditional".

ESPN presenter Jemele Hill at the Why Are We Still Talking About This? ESPN condemned her tweet, calling it "inappropriate" and noting that it did not "represent the position of ESPN". And, wouldn't you know it, he said that they shouldn't.

On Thursday, Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage and Ben Koo of Awful Announcing reported that following the comments, ESPN punished Cohn and told her not to come into the office. "The network's public editor has said there's been a perception that the ESPN has become political an that has harmed the network". According to Nielsen, it has lost more than 12 million subscribers since 2011, with more and more people cutting the cable cord and turning to streaming live events.

Sanders, clearly prepared for a question on Hill, turned the discussion to a larger target: ESPN itself. Not only that, but this new report, written by Lindsay Gibbs, is now claiming that ESPN was specifically looking to replace Hill for the night with another "black" host.

ESPN has denied they tried to shake up the roster. "But I'll leave that up to them to decide, and I'll stay focused on my day job".

Hill and Smith did ultimately host the show.

'Inflammatory, but historically accurate, ' she said in one of her tweets defending Kaepernick.