DETROIT (WWJ) – In a twitter storm that began with a comment about Kid Rock pandering to racists — ESPN’s Jemele Hill went deep into hot water politics.

Calling President Trump a “white supremacist,” Hill, who is the co-host of the 6 p.m. edition of the SportsCenter, had ESPN executives scrambling to address the calls for her firing.

hill reply on trump ESPNs Jemele Hill Calls Trump White Supremacist, Network Releases Statement

In a twitter reply Hill tweeted “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

The post garnered about 2,500 retweets and almost 2,000 comments — both in support of her statement and against.

ESPN released a statement about Hill’s tweets saying that they do not represent the position of ESPN:

 

 

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