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Tags: ESPN | Jamele Hill | President Donald Trump | NFL | NBA

ESPN's Jemele Hill Leaps Into Trump's NFL, NBA Twitter Feud

ESPN's Jemele Hill Leaps Into Trump's NFL, NBA Twitter Feud

ESPN host Jemele Hill (John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)

By    |   Saturday, 23 September 2017 03:56 PM EDT

ESPN's Jemele Hill, who came under fire from President Donald Trump and his administration for calling him a "white supremacist" on her Twitter account, is using her account to slam the president for his growing war of words with prominent professional athletes arguing back on his comments aimed at former San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"Just so we are clear, the president's comments will only incite more player protests, not quell them," Hill first tweeted Friday night, after Trump's call for NFL coaches to fire players who kneel rather than stand for the National Anthem.

Friday night, Trump said during a campaign rally in Alabama for candidate Luther Strange that players will quit kneeling if people start leaving games, and that NFL owners should fire "that son of a b****" if they follow Kaepernick and kneel.

The controversy spread to the National Basketball Association on Saturday, when Trump rescinded his invitation for Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry to visit the White House after his team's NBA championship win in June, because Curry had said he was hesitant to make the trip.

A few hours later, Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James took to Twitter, where he called Trump a "bum" over his tweet to Curry, and remarked that "going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"

The back and forth tweets led Hill to post her tweets, a week after White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders insisted ESPN should fire the broadcaster, and after Trump demanded on Twitter that ESPN apologize for calling him a white supremacist.

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ESPN's Jemele Hill, who came under fire from President Donald Trump and his administration for calling him a "white supremacist" on her Twitter account, is using her account to slam the president for his growing war of words with prominent professional athletes arguing back...
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