Trump attacks Jemele Hill, 'tanked' ESPN, and the NFL's 'massive tax breaks'

  • Trump attacks Jemele Hill, 'tanked' ESPN, and the NFL's 'massive tax breaks'

Trump attacks Jemele Hill, 'tanked' ESPN, and the NFL's 'massive tax breaks'

The network released a statement on Twitter.

He followed it by criticizing ESPN commentator Jemele Hill, who was suspended Monday by the network for tweets that appeared to advocate that consumers boycott some National Football League teams who had threatened to retaliate against their players for protesting if they disagreed with the policy of punishing players.

ESPN host Jemele Hill is being paid during her two-week suspension for calling on fans to boycott advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys, according to an author who wrote a bestselling book on ESPN.

President Donald Trump is using his bully pulpit of Twitter to attack suspended ESPN anchor Jemele Hill.

Last month, in a series of tweets, Hill described Trump as a "white supremacist" and a "bigot".

Hill tweet that NFL fans should boycott the franchise after Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones announced that he would punish any of his team's players who do not stand for the national anthem.

Hill said, "Jerry Jones also has created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones".

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Activism group Color of Change and others are urging people to call and tweet ESPN to show that they're behind the journalist.

The Hill has reached out to ESPN for comment.

She later stated that she was not, in fact, advocating for any sort of a boycott, but rather offering commentary.

Monday morning, Hill tweeted some clarification to her earlier comments. "She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues down with an impulsive tweet". After the controversy, ESPN released their statement stating that Hill's tweets and views can negatively reflect on ESPN.

Some of Hill's ESPN cohorts didn't criticize Trump - but still offered support for Hill. The statement went on to read, "We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate".

Hill was suspended from the ESPN after this.

The Detroit native is co-host of ESPN's 6 p.m. weeknight SportsCenter "The Six".