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Sunday, August 19, 2018

ESPN calls Jemele Hill’s anti-Donald Trump rant ‘inappropriate’

Longtime ESPN journalist and on-air talent Jemele Hill fired off some tweets on Monday accusing Donald Trump of being a white supremacist, and the network has since released a statement distancing itself from Hill’s remarks.

Hill, who has often used her Twitter account to address issues with social inequality, started by unloading on Kid Rock for being racist. She then called Trump a “bigot” and said his being elected president was a “direct result of white supremacy.” Here are some of the tweets:

ESPN has long been accused of having a liberal bias, but for the most part it seems like the network wants its biggest on-air talents to avoid political debates altogether. On Tuesday, the World Wide Leader called Hill’s actions “inappropriate.”

We know one former ESPN employee feels she was laid off for being too conservative, but many will accuse ESPN of defending Trump with its statement on Hill’s rant. Again, the issue for the network seems to be more about avoiding political debates altogether.

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