Sport Jemele Hill Responds to Controversy Over Trump White Supremacist Comments

08:43  14 september  2017
08:43  14 september  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

Jemele Hill Hears From ESPN After Calling Donald Trump A White Supremacist

  Jemele Hill Hears From ESPN After Calling Donald Trump A White Supremacist ESPN has released a statement on Jemele Hill's string of tweets Monday in which she ripped Donald Trump. ESPN has released a statement on Jemele Hill's string of tweets Monday in which she ripped Donald Trump.

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An ESPN Commentator Called Trump a White Supremacist . The White House Said It's a 'Fireable Offense'. Her tweets caused controversy , prompting ESPN to release a statement: "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN.

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White House: ESPN should fire Jemele Hill over Trump ‘white supremacist’ tweet

  White House: ESPN should fire Jemele Hill over Trump ‘white supremacist’ tweet press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said it was “one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make."White House correspondent David Nakamura began his question by reading Hill’s tweet, then asking press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders whether the president was aware of it.

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Jemele Hill Hears From ESPN After Calling Donald Trump A White Supremacist . ESPN Employees Respond to Jemele Hill Controversy over Trump Comments . She tweeted out what she tweeted out, and this is what her employer told the world in response .

ESPN's Jemele Hill has commented on the controversy surrounding her tweets calling Donald Trump a white supremacist.

"My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs," Hill's statement reads. "My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light. My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional."

ESPN then issued a statement explaining that although Hill has a right to her personal opinion, her tweets "crossed the line" because of the way they were shared, but the company accepted an apology from Hill.

• White House's Call for Jemele Hill's Firing Is Trip to Edges of Crazytown

Report: ESPN tried to take Jemele Hill off the air after White House condemnation

  Report: ESPN tried to take Jemele Hill off the air after White House condemnation A spokesman for ESPN denied that the network reached out to other black anchors to take Hill's place on Wednesday's “SportsCenter."Hill, though, was in the midst of a very public furor over her criticism Monday of President Trump, which in turn had White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders telling reporters Wednesday that Hill’s comments constituted “a fireable offense.” The network, which had already distanced itself from Hill’s depiction of Trump as “a white supremacist,” has not fired Hill, but a report claimed that ESPN did try to take Hill off the air Wednesday.

Jemele Hill was on Tuesday evening’s ‘‘SportsCenter’’ broadcast as usual, despite controversy over her tweets. BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN has distanced itself from anchor Jemele Hill ’s tweets after she called President Trump ‘‘a white supremacist ’’ and ‘‘a bigot.’’

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Hill has been a hot topic recently after calling Trump and many of the people he has surrounded himself with white supremacists. On Wednesday, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Hill's comments a "fireable offense."

While Sanders and some others have attacked Hill for her remarks, many have also defended her. From co-workers at ESPN to the National Association of Black Journalists, Hill has plenty of people in her corner defending her right to make the comments.

NFL Network's Heath Evans, who said his "alignment is mostly on the conservative side of thinking" even came to Hill's defense, saying she has free speech to voice her opinion.

Hill is the co-host of ESPN's 6 p.m. ET edition of SportsCenter with Michael Smith.

This article was originally published on SI.com

Jemele Hill delivered the perfect tweet in response to Kevin Durant’s Twitter mistake .
She showed she kept her sense of humor after a week of being at the center of controversy.With the spotlight on Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant because he sent some weird third-person tweets that people thought meant he also ran fake Twitter accounts, Hill had one thing to say:

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