Life can be tough for Never Trumpers.
Though at ESPN, for a time, it seemed some hosts could get away with Trump bashing.
But one liberal anti-Trump host just got the worst news of her life.
Jemele Hill is officially out at SportsCenter.
In the end, collapsing ratings may have sealed her fate.
She was demoted to a new role at The Undefeated, ESPN’s site that covers “the intersections of sports and race.”
Fox News reports:
The controversial Hill famously called President Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter last year. ESPN initially declined to punish her but then sidelined her for two weeks in October when she violated the company’s social media guidelines a second time by calling on fans to boycott the Dallas Cowboys’ advertisers after owner Jerry Jones told players they would be benched if they did not stand up during the national anthem.
The polarizing Hill, 42, once blamed her troubles on media members who accuse ESPN of being too liberal for combing through her Twitter replies, looking for anti-Trump comments that would quickly became national news.
“Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has surrounded himself with other white supremacists,” Hill wrote on Sept 11. She called him “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.”
Hill also called Trump a “bigot,” and “unqualified and unfit to be president.” She added, “If he were not white, he never would have been elected.” She admitted in October that she cried in a meeting because her comments made “ESPN become a punching bag,” but she doesn’t regret what was said.
Hill’s anti-Trump comments caught the attention of the White House and Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who said she considered the rhetoric a “fireable offense.”
Trump even got involved himself, mocking Hill and ESPN’s lackluster ratings.
“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!” Trump tweeted on Oct. 10, 2017.
Hill wasn’t punished for her Trump-bashing tweets, though she was “warned” about violating ESPN’s “social media guidelines.”
Many felt her comments about Trump were far worse than what they cut ties with Hank Williams, Jr. for during the Obama presidency.
In fact, it wasn’t until she tweeted about boycotting the Dallas Cowboys for owner Jerry Jones threatening to cut players who protested during the national anthem that she received a two-week suspension.
What do you think? Did Hill finally get what was coming to her?
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