ESPN anchor blasts Trump as ‘white supremacist’
Jemele Hill is the newest face of ESPN controversy.
The “SportsCenter” co-host went on a Twitter rant against President Trump that included calling him a “white supremacist” — forcing the network to issue a statement Tuesday denouncing the comments.
“Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime,” Hill tweeted Monday night.
“His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” she said. “He is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”
For a network that detractors believe leans liberal, especially through its on-screen personalities, Hill’s comments fit that narrative.
Her incendiary tweets were part of a near 15-minute long rant, which she unleashed around 8 p.m.
“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists,” she said at the start of her tirade.
“The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it’s of no threat to you,” Hill added. “Well, it’s a threat to me.”