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ESPN Anchor Responds To Backlash After Calling Trump A ‘White Supremacist’

Wonder if these folks were as upset about Trump being called a white supremacist as they were after his mild-mannered response to the white supremacy that flooded Charlottesville in August.

by Zahara Hill, September 13, 2017

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ESPN is facing right-wing backlash for what some perceive to be a mere slap on the wrist of “SportsCenter” anchor Jemele Hill for tweeting that President Trump is a White supremacist.

On Monday, the 41-year old ignited a firestorm when she accused Trump of practicing White supremacy and imparted some her other erm, reservations about the president. Hill, who has been with ESPN since 2006, currently hosts the 6 pm edition of Sports Center. She formerly served as a co-host of two of the network’s other shows Numbers Never Lie and His & Hers. 

While it’s difficult to detect the lie in the Detroit native’s tweets for some, others are big mad at the anchor for expressing her political preferences while working for a nonpartisan network. ESPN issued a statement on Tuesday saying Hill’s comments were “inappropriate” and not reflective of their views. But some weren’t content with the temperate nature of the response and went so far as to call for a boycott of the station.

But then there’s Black Twitter:

Colin Kaepernick also showed his solidarity with Hill.

On Wednesday, Hill responded to the backlash on Twitter.

Wonder if these folks were as upset about Trump being labeled a White supremacist as they were when he gave that mild-mannered response to the actual acts of White supremacy that took place in Charlottesville in August.

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