ESPN host Jemele Hill embarrassed the network by trashing President Trump. She didn’t have any legitimate complaints to charge him with, so rehashed the old “Trump’s a racist” trope.
She tweeted: “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists,” and “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.”
Hill’s attack quickly went viral. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tore into the sports commentator on Wednesday, going so far as to imply that she should be fired for her vile rant.
ESPN lacked the courage to do so, however, so the network let Hill off with a slap on the wrist. She incited the country to violence, yet she’s still allowed to appear on TV every day. What if someone believed her nonsense and concluded that Trump was actually unfit for office? If enough people got that idea into their heads it could spark a civil war.
“Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” Hill griped on Twitter. “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 can broadcast whoever they want. They’re not required to fire someone simply for being unpatriotic. However, the fact that the network is still writing her a paycheck shows that it doesn’t care about its conservative viewers.
“My comments… expressed my personal beliefs,” Hill wrote on Twitter. “My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light. My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional.”
Doesn’t sound like much of an apology.
(Source: Daily Mail)