Scoop B: U.S. President Donald Trump & Rev. Al Sharpton Weigh-In On Tweets Of ESPN SportsCenter’s Jemele Hill

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill and U.S. President Donald Trump. Photo Credit: Chicago Sun Times

Earlier this week, ESPN Sportscenter anchor Jemele Hill sent a tweet that had everyone talking.

Hill called current U.S. President, Donald Trump a “white supremacist” and the most ignorant, offensive president of her lifetime, stating:

“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that that was a “fireable offense.”

ESPN issued a statement explaining that although Hill has a right to her personal opinion, her tweets “crossed the line,” stating: 

“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 issued a statement on Wednesday night:

 

President Trump addressed it all via Twitter stating:

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 21: TV anchor Rev. Al Sharpton on set at MSNBC. (Photos by Charles Ommanney/ Reportage by Getty Images)

Civil rights activist and National Action Network founder, Rev. Al Sharpton issued a warning to ESPN not to heed the call by the administration to fire Jemele Hill, and will call for a meeting with ESPN executives around the issue.

“Should ESPN fire Ms. Hill, the National Action Network is prepared to take action against ESPN in response,” Rev. Al Sharpton told RESPECT Magazine in a released statement.

“NAN will not stand by while the administration uses the power of the presidency to intimidate members of the press who express their political views.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • bythedoor

    It’s POTUS and there are standards of professional civility.
    With her nice job, fame and big paycheck use some common sense and don’t create a situation.
    What happened to Rev/Baron helping regular struggling folks and even his own daughter?