ESPN anchor Jemele Hill caused a media stir when she accused Donald Trump of being a white supremacist on her personal Twitter account. The network condemned Hill’s comments as “inappropriate,” but stopped short of making Hill issue an apology herself.
Her comments have unsurprisingly drawn the ire of Trump supporters and POTUS himself.
On Friday, he tweeted that he was owed an apology.
TMZ caught up with fellow ESPN personality Michelle Beadle to get her thoughts on the likelihood or burden of an apology on the ESPN’s part or on Jemele Hill’s part.
When asked if Trump was owed an apology, Beadle replied “absolutely not.” There isn’t much room for dissection there.
Racial tensions continue to escalate since Trump became a political figure in the United States. When he was a businessman billionaire/reality TV show, people were willing to overlook some of his more outlandish statements.
Now that he is in the public eye, he has come under significantly more scrutiny.
As if his racist, xenophobic and anti-gay rhetoric weren’t enough while he was running for office, his perceived reluctance to condemn the violent acts by white supremacist and Nazi’s caught the country off guard and threw gas on an already roaring flame.
Remember, there are still 3+ years remaining in his presidency.
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