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NABJ backs ESPN’s Jemele Hill after White House calls for termination

By Chris Chavez,

The National Association of Black Journalists issued a statement backing ESPN’s Jemele Hill after she tweeted that President Trump was “unqualified and unfit to be President” and “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.”

ESPN issued a statement saying that her comments about Trump “do not represent the position of ESPN.” ESPN did not comment on what discipline was given to Hill. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders fired back and said that it was “one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.”

Several ESPN employees and colleagues responded to the controversy regarding Hill.


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