ESPN: Anchor's tweets calling President Trump a white supremacist were 'inappropriate'

Posted at 1:00 PM, Sep 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-12 16:00:46-04

A series of politically charged tweets directed toward President Trump from an ESPN anchor Monday night have been deemed "inappropriate" by the network.

On Monday night, SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill entered into a debate with other Twitter users in which she referred to Trump as a "bigot" and "white supremacist" who has surrounded himself with other white supremacists. She also called Trump "the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime" whose "rise is a direct result of white supremacy."

On Tuesday, ESPN issued a statement regarding those tweets: "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate."

The 41-year-old Hill is a Detroit native and Michigan State graduate. She has worked for ESPN since 2006.

As of Tuesday afternoon, Hill's tweets about Trump from Monday night had not been removed.