Jemele Hill caught the wrath of President Donald Trump after brazenly criticizing him Twitter on the expense of her standing with sports activities cable community ESPN. In a current chat, the journalist and present author for The Atlantic had some alternative phrases about her verbal tussle with the previous enterprise mogul.
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ESPN alum and present author for The Atlantic Jemele Hill sounded off on all issues sports activities and politics on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday.
Colbert praised her for her tweet final yr that Donald Trump is “a white supremacist who surrounds himself with different white supremacists,” which partially led to her suspension on the sports activities community. “Show me the lie,” she quipped in return.
Trump would later tweet again at her, “With Jemele Hill on the mike, it's no marvel ESPN rankings have tanked, in actual fact, tanked so badly it's the discuss of the business.”
“Number one, I used to be tremendous impressed he spelled my identify proper,” she stated when requested what her response to Trump’s tweet was. “Grammar isn't actually his factor.” But she added that as a journalist “you reside for that second,” and he or she was in the end amused and took it as a praise.
As for whether or not Trump’s presidency has meant politics and sports activities are extra related than ever, Hill stated that is nothing new. “They’ve all the time been related … they’ve all the time touched and blended collectively,” she stated, citing political sports activities stars Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson as examples.