Protest held outside ESPN officers in New York City


Jemele has been outspoken against the President on Twitter, and now, he's made a decision to tweet about her.

But amid backlash from her employer, internet trolls and the president of the United States, who blamed Hill for ESPN's "tanked" ratings, Hill isn't standing alone.

ESPN's statement called Hill's previous tweet, presumably about Trump, "impulsive" and said her subsequent apology for it acknowledged she was "letting her colleagues and the company down".

Hill's suspension came after ESPN deemed her tweets about Jerry Jones, owner of the Cowboys, to be a second violation of its social media policy. ESPN distanced itself from the tweet at the time. It's quite the contrary to executives behind ESPN, however, which released a statement from its official PR Twitter handle on Hill's suspension.

On Monday, ESPN announced it had suspended its program host for the new tweets sent in a discussion about Jones' threaten to bench any player who takes a knee during the national anthem.

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The president appears to see a political benefit in continuing his fight with the league over players protesting racial injustice by kneeling. "If you feel strongly about JJ's statement, boycott his advertisers", Hill tweeted.

In response, the White House called for her to be fired. "But an unfair burden has been put on players in Dallas & Miami w/ anthem directives".

Smith wasn't the only ESPN personality critical of the move to suspend Hill. She discussed the influence fans could have if they boycotted advertisers.

"Why is the National Football League getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country?" By disrespecting the flag, he meant if players did not stand for the national anthem. On Tuesday morning, Trump mocked both Hill and ESPN, which has been under fire from conservatives for its alleged liberal leanings.

Trump tweeted Sunday that he suggested Vice President Mike Pence walk out of the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers game if any player knelt.