Donald Trump targets Jemele Hill following ESPN anchor’s suspension
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The president called out the ESPN anchor in response to her criticism over two NFL proprietors directives over silent player protests during the national anthem
Donald Trump lashed out at ESPN anchor Jemele Hill on Tuesday morning, the working day after she was suspended by her employer for her public criticism of two NFL proprietors’ directives over silent player protests during the national anthem.
The Disney-owned broadcaster suspended Hill for 2 week on Monday for a series of tweets in response to Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones’ remarks that he would have benched any Cowboys player who” disrespects the flag” by kneeling during the national anthem. Hill had previously tweeted that Trump is a ” bigot” and” a white supremacist “.
Hill, who had said that those who took objection to Jones’ remark should look at the team’s advertisers, afterward tweeted that she was not urging an NFL boycott but pointing out the” unfair burden” for players on squads with rules against protesting the anthem. She also referenced Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, whose team will now be required to stand for the anthem or remain in the locker room after” Trump changed that whole paradigm of what protest is “.