ESPN distances itself from Jemele Hill's comments calling Trump a 'white supremacist'

Ruben Hill
September 13, 2017

Hill, a co-host of "SC6", which airs daily on ESPN at 5 p.m. CT, went on a Twitter rant Monday that started by calling Kid Rock a racist and followed that with several directed at Trump.

Rock, whose real name is Robert Richie, told his fans to to ignore "the extreme left".

Popular ESPN "SportsCenter" host Jemele Hill is no fan of President Trump's, however, her employer would rather she keep that to herself.

Hill originally took issue with Kid Rock's use of the confederate flag at concerts, which the musician said in a Facebook post on Monday was only receiving backlash from critics trying to "stir the pot", and said that "I LOVE BLACK PEOPLE!"

The subsequent conversation eventually shifted to Trump. "We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate", spokesman Josh Krulewitz in a statement, per The Sporting News.

"Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime", she wrote. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. The president famously defended both those protesting and attending the white nationalist rally, saying, "You have people who are very fine people on both sides".

ESPN, which has been accused by far-right conservatives of being too openly liberal with its politics, called Hill's tweet "inappropriate" and noted her comments do not "represent the position of ESPN".

The statement makes no mention of disciplinary action.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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