Trump bashes Jemele Hill after suspension

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The first time Hill violated ESPN's "social media guidelines" was when she sent out several tweets criticizing President Trump, calling him a white supremacist as well as "the most offensive president of her lifetime". He and Hill have co-anchored the 6 p.m. show - billed as "SC6" - since February.

"Rev. Sharpton and NAN will call for a meeting with the Chairman of the Board and demand an immediate reinstatement of Jemele Hill along with other demands pertaining to corporate diversity", said Sharpton and the network said in a statement.

He is actually insinuating that Hill is killing ESPN by herself. Hill commented, "Or, how about not patronizing the advertisers who support the Cowboys?"

The outspoken Hill, a frequent user of Twitter and Facebook, was already reprimanded by ESPN after she referred to Trump as a "white supremacist" on Twitter last month.

Other Republicans have recently called for the National Football League to lose millions in tax incentives as a result of the protest.


Hill's suspension came after ESPN deemed her tweets about Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, to be a second violation of its social media policy. The network was less than pleased, to say nothing of the White House.

Jones stated over the weekend that any Cowboys players who don't stand for the national anthem wouldn't play on the team. Not only did the Cheeto-In-Chief take a jab at the sports anchor early Tuesday morning (Oct. 10), he also felt a need to mention Hill's network, ESPN, and its ratings.

She said in statement afterward that she regretted that her words "painted ESPN in an unfair light".

US Vice President Mike Pence, who attended match between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers last Sunday, walked out of the stadium after almost 20 players of the visiting knelt during the anthem. ESPN however, would later address the issue with her. ESPN or Hill can decide whether they think their current relationship is mutually beneficial.

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