Jemele Hill Talks Verbally Challenging President Donald Trump

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Jemele Hill caught the wrath of President Donald Trump after overtly 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.

The Hollywood Reporter experiences:

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 12 months that Donald Trump is “a white supremacist who surrounds himself with different white supremacists,” which partly 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 surprise ESPN scores have tanked, in reality, tanked so badly it’s the speak of the business.”

“Number one, I used to be tremendous impressed he spelled my identify proper,” she mentioned when requested what her response to Trump’s tweet was. “Grammar just isn’t actually his factor.” But she added that as a journalist “you reside for that second,” and she or he was finally 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 mentioned that is nothing new. “They’ve at all times been related … they’ve at all times touched and blended collectively,” she mentioned, citing political sports activities stars Muhammad Ali and Jackie Robinson as examples.

Check out Jemele Hill on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert beneath.

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