ESPN won't punish host who went ballistic on 'white supremacist' Trump -- Same channel fired baseball legend Curt Schilling for 'unacceptable' conservative views
ESPN terminated a baseball legend for his conservatives views in 2016, but now the sports channel apparently will not punish a Trump-hating host who fired off a tweet storm calling the president a bigot and white supremacist.
ESPN SportCenter host Jemele Hill, a fan of former President Obama, unleashed a brutal series of anti-Trump tweets on Sept. 11.
“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists,” Hill charged.
She added: “Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.”
That was just the beginning. Hill claimed President Trump has “empowered white supremacists,” such as those involved in a Charlottesville, Virginia, rally that turned violent in August.
“[Trump] is unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”
“Donald Trump is a bigot. Glad you could live with voting for him. I couldn’t, because I cared about more than just myself.”
The sports channel simply released the following statement Tuesday: “The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”
Hill apparently was invited to the White House and photographed with President Obama and first lady Michelle in 2015 and 2016. She posted the following photo to Twitter: