ESPN sends out statement regarding Jemele Hill tweets

SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill sent out a series of tweets Monday that, in part, called President Donald Trump a white supremacist.

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After sports personality Jemele Hill called Donald Trump a ‘White Supremacist’ on Twitter Monday, her employer ESPN has sent out a statement Tuesday saying her views didn’t reflect those of the network.
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ESPN host Jemele Hill went on a Twitter tirade about Donald Trump.(Photo: Kirby Lee, USA TODAY Sports)

ESPN has sent out a statement regarding tweets from SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill that were sent out Monday, saying her views didn’t reflect those of the network.

Hill went on a tirade about President Donald Trump, in which she called him a white supremacist and said he was unfit to be president.

ESPN’s statement said Hill realizes her actions were inappropriate.

ESPN Statement on Jemele Hill: pic.twitter.com/3kfexjx9zQ

It began with Hill calling Trump a white supremacist who surrounds himself with other white supremacists, then got even more inflammatory as her followers responded.

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

The height of white privilege is being able to ✌🏾ignore✌🏾his white supremacy, because it’s of no threat to you. Well, it’s a threat to me.

Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period.

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

ESPN recently found itself in another controversy involving white supremacists.

After protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the removal of statues that honored Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the network removed a play-by-play announcer named Robert Lee from a game at the University of Virginia.

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