ESPN sports anchor Jemele Hill made headlines earlier this year in October for her controversial remarks of calling President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” and “unqualified and unfit to be president.” Hill was not penalized for her actions; however, she was later suspended for 2 weeks after violating certain social media guidelines.
The reporter’s suspension came in response to her encouraging her Twitter followers to punish NFL Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. After he announced that any of his players who protested during the national anthem would be benched, she insisted people go after his advertisers.
Conservatives accused the network of incorporating left-favored political commentary. ESPN responded by assuring Hill’s opinions do not align with that of the company, and additionally, agreed to stray away from politics when reporting on sports.
Hill has since returned to ESPN, fulfilling her punishment of the 2-week suspension. However, she has not backed away from making political remarks, favoring liberal views.
On Wednesday, December 20th, Hill appeared on Arian Foster’s podcast, “Now What?”. The segment was titled, “In-Depth with Jemele Hill.”
In the interview, Hill responded to a question about her previous comments of accusing the president of white supremacy, reported Fox News.
“I thought everybody knew [he was racist]; I thought, you know, I was saying water was wet,” she said laughing. “I didn’t think I was saying anything that was shocking.”
People were outraged at the ESPN reporter “doubling down” on her remarks about President Trump.
The video will not be shown on Faith Family America due to foul language, but you can access the podcast here. Thank you for your understanding.
What do you think about Jemele Hill’s remarks? In other recent news, a Catholic priest tragically committed suicide.