SportsCenter Anchor Jemele Hill Calls President a White Supremicist

Jonathan Leibson  BET via Getty Images

Jonathan Leibson BET via Getty Images

The African-American anchor tweeted on Monday that he was the "most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime". Period, "she wrote in one tweet".

When the White House starts calling for your job I don't know if ESPN has the heart to stand behind her.

But if Jemele Hill comes out and says that Donald Trump's a white supremacist - the only reason he got elected president is because he's white and that all of his supporters are effectively bigots - she gets rewarded.

But ESPN feels that its 6:00 p.m. SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill went too far, and poorly represented the company.

The tweet that garnered the most reaction said: "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists".

Some members of the media also took to Twitter to voice their support for Hill.

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Hill's comments drew pushback from some social media users and were met with a rebuttal from her own network.

"If I said anything of equivalency to Obama, I would have been gone much sooner than I was", said Britt McHenry, who was among the massive cuts at ESPN in late April and later indicated she thought her right-wing politics played a role. Clearly, they're petrified at the backlash that would come from Hill supporters/anti-Trumpers.

But NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who made national headlines a year ago for kneeling during the national anthem before games to protest police brutality, expressed his support for Ms Hill in a tweet. "Donald Trump is a bigot".

Correction: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said that Hill had deleted the tweets in question.

He pointed out that former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling was sacked from his analyst position by the network when he retweeted a meme that was deemed offensive to the LGBTQ community. The bill would have required transgender persons to use public restrooms that corresponded to the sex they were assigned at birth. Glad you could live with voting for him. "A man is a man no matter what they call themselves", Schilling wrote in the description of a picture added with the post.

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