In Angry Tweetstorm, Trump Slams ESPN’s Jamele Hill, The NFL, Democrats And Congress

Tuesday, October 10, 2017
By Paul Martin

by Tyler Durden
Oct 10, 2017

In an early Tuesday tweetstorm, Trump targeted suspended ESPN host Jemele Hill, saying in a tweet that it is no wonder that the network’s ratings have “tanked.”

“With Jemele Hill at the mike, it is no wonder ESPN ratings have ‘tanked,’ in fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!”

On Monday, ESPN said it suspended Hill for violating its social media guidelines for a second time. “Jemele Hill has been suspended for two weeks for a second violation of our social media guidelines,” ESPN said in a statement. “She previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet.”

“In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences,” the network continued. “Hence this decision.”

As reported on Monday, Hill tweeted late on Sunday that her followers should boycott advertisers of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. Jones had earlier threatened to bench any player who kneels during the national anthem.

Hill also described Trump as a “white supremacist” and a “bigot” in a series of tweets last month, so there is clearly no love lost between the two. Previously the White House called for Hill to be fired after that incident: “That is one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make and certainly is something that is a fireable offense by ESPN,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said.

Trump wasn’t done however, and the president also said the United States should alter its tax laws, claiming the NFL receives “massive tax breaks” while its players disrespect the flag and national anthem.

“Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

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