by Gina Cassini | TRN
ESPN’s Jemele Hill, best known for calling President Trump a “white supremacist,” will no longer host SportsCenter, after ratings plummeted for the network’s top show.
In September, Hill notably became a subject of national conversation following a string of tweets in response to comments about President Donald Trump, including one where she called the President “a white supremacist.” It was a clear violation of ESPN on-air rules.
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
Hill refused to take back her comment and instead decided to double down:
I thought everybody knew [Trump was a white supremacist],” Hill said. “I thought water was wet. I didn’t think I was saying anything that was shocking. It had been said before and unfortunately, people comb through your replies now.
Hill also called the president a “bigot” and “unqualified and unfit to be president.”
“If he were not white, he never would have been elected,” Hill continued.
A White House spokeswoman called for Hill to be fired and Trump also responded to Hill on Twitter.
ESPN released a statement saying Hill’s comments “do not represent the position of ESPN,” and later, the network suspended Hill for two weeks for violating its social media policy.
President Trump called out Hill’s failing ratings a month after her comments.
With Jemele Hill at the mike, it is no wonder ESPN ratings have "tanked," in fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 10, 2017
Today, ESPN — already hurt by falling ratings for its racially-charged, anthem-kneeling NFL broadcasts — made her suspension permanent:
Jemele Hill officially booted off 6 PM SportsCenter due to collapsing ratings as I’ve been telling you guys was coming on @outkick.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 26, 2018
Hill will now be a writer for the ESPN-owned blog “The Undefeated” — a site which “examines sports through the a racial, and cultural lens.” Meaning, it is as obsessed with radical anti-White views as Ms. Hill, and should be a perfect fit for her. Good riddance!