Host Jemele Hill is one of the reasons ESPN has gone down the tubes.
Hill polarizes sports viewers with incendiary rhetoric and nonsensical political statements.
And now Hill again said something that will have you shaking your head.
Hill came under fire for calling Donald Trump a white supremacist. Due to the left-wing climate at ESPN, she didn’t even receive a slap on the wrist.
Hill finally got into trouble after she suggested fans boycott Dallas Cowboys sponsors (sponsors who undoubtedly do business with her employer) because she deemed owner Jerry Jones a white supremacist, too.
Despite Hill’s race-baiting rhetoric, she regrets nothing.
It’s no secret that ESPN’s Jemele Hill, believes that President Trump is a “white supremacist.” The only surprise is, according to Hill, that everyone else didn’t already know.
“I thought everybody knew (Trump is a white supremacist),” Hill said on the podcast of former NFL running back Arian Foster. “I thought water was wet. I didn’t think I was saying anything that was shocking. It (Trump being a white supremacist) had been said before and unfortunately people comb through your replies now and especially one person (radio host Clay Travis) in particular who, you know, is kind of drumming this anti-ESPN, liberal ESPN, banging that drum that was like catnip for him. Right, catnip. And I refuse to say his name (Travis) ’cause he don’t deserve the publicity.”
Everybody knew (Trump was a white supremacist)? Based on what? If you are going to make a claim this, don’t you need some evidence?
On October 26, 2016, Trump gave a campaign speech at Charlotte’s McGlohan’s Theatre offering a “new deal” to African-Americans.
“I want to talk about how to grow the African-American middle class and provide a new deal for black America,” Trump said in the speech, “That deal is grounded in three promises: safe communities, great education and high-paying jobs. Every African-American citizen in this country is entitled to a government that puts their jobs, wages and security first.”
Sound like a white supremacist?
This is just the beginning, because I will never, ever take the African-American community for granted,” Trump continued. “It will be my mission to prove to this country that yesterday does not have to be tomorrow. The cycle of poverty can be broken, and great new things can happen for our people.
“Here’s the promise I make to you: whether you vote for me or not, I will be your greatest champion. We live in a very divided country, but I will be your greatest champion.”
Also very non-racist, black unemployment under Trump is at its lowest mark in 17 years.
And this isn’t the first time Hill stated Trump was a “white supremacist.”
In September she tweeted, Trump’s “rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” She also tweeted, Trump is “unqualified and unfit to be president. He is not a leader. And if he were not white, he never would have been elected.”
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders responded to Hill’s September tweet by saying, “That’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.”
On the podcast, Foster, who thinks the press secretary picks on black reporters, said about Huckabee-Sanders, “She’s so trash, I’m going to say it for you, she’s so trashy.”
Is that a nice thing to say about a woman?
Hill also told Foster she will never retract her Trump white supremacist comments.
“I said what I said and I don’t take it back,” Hill said. “Like I ain’t getting a retraction. No, I never have and I never will.”
ESPN has a problem on their hands.
Their ratings are slipping, in part, due to talent like Hill insulting Trump supporters who are potential ESPN viewers. 62,984,825 people voted from Trump in November.
Legendary late-night host Johnny Carson never revealed his politics because he felt, “why insult half your audience?”
Perhaps Hill should take heed of Carson’s advice.
Hill’s radical perspective neglects the fact Trump received a higher percentage of the black and Hispanic vote than Mitt Romney in 2012; 8% versus 29% respectively.
Trump’s policies have been aimed at reducing the shackles of government, which historically has not been the friend of people of color. After all, it was the Democrats that enslaved black people and interned Japanese Americans.
The left has perverted the American system of governance so thoroughly that people now believe the government is entitled to tax dollars, and reducing taxes is somehow theft.
Jemele Hill likely doesn’t care that Trump’s tax cuts are an effort to stimulate the economy for all Americans, not just white people; under Reagan’s tax cuts, black and Latino business owners saw a huge uptick in receipts.
But in Hill’s foolish world view, allowing citizens to be free from burdensome government equates to white supremacy.
No wonder ESPN is hemorrhaging money.