ESPN Responds After Anchor Slams Donald Trump and Kid Rock

politics
September 12, 2017

According to Fox News Insider, an ESPN anchor recently called Donald Trump a "white supremacist" and said that musician Kid Rock is "pandering to racists" in the state of Michigan.

Jemele Hill, host of "SportsCenter," tweeted that "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists." 

Here are the tweets: 

https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/907391978194849793

https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/907393929087262720

https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/907393203762073600

Hill also remarked that Rock's use of the Confederate flag was a way of pandering to racists.

https://twitter.com/jemelehill/status/907347481045987330

After the tweets, ESPN announced that Hill's comments do not represent the views of the network.

Hill's comments come several days after ESPN fired a commentator from calling a game because his name was Robert Lee, which is the same as the Civil War commander. ESPN has also previously fired a former MLB pitcher, Curt Schilling, due to a controversial meme he posted online objecting to a North Carolina transgender bathroom law, according to Fox News.

"The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN," said the statement. "We have addressed this with Jemele and he recognizes her actions were inappropriate."  

https://twitter.com/ESPNPR/status/907683111693164545

In breaking news, many people are boycotting the Emmys after a controversial anti-Trump comedian was picked as host. 

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