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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 11:28

SportsCenter host Jemele Hill is facing criticism -- including from her own network -- after she called President Donald Trump a bigot and a white supremacist on Twitter Monday night

Written by  Tierney McAfee

SportsCenter host Jemele Hill is facing criticism — including from her own network — after she called President Donald Trump a bigot and a white supremacist on Twitter Monday night.

ESPN tweeted out a statement on Tuesday afternoon calling Hill’s actions “inappropriate” and saying her comments don’t represent the network’s views.

“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN,” the network said. “We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”

Hill faced some backlash on Twitter after she declared Trump “unqualified and unfit to be president” and said he never would have been elected “if he were not white.”

While some critics accused Hill of being racist herself and called for her firing, others applauded her for speaking the truth and said it was “sad to see ESPN not backing Jemele.”

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

— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) September 12, 2017

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

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017

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

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017

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