"Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists", Hill wrote.
ESPN, a unit of the Walt Disney Co., said in a statement that Hill's comments on Twitter "do not represent the position of ESPN", adding that "we have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate".
"That is one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make and certainly is something that is a fireable offense by ESPN." .
"My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light", read her Twitter statement.
Asked why Hill and her supporters don't think so, the press secretary said: "I know that the president has met with people like Senator Scott who are highly respected leaders in the African-American community".
Amid subscriber losses, ESPN has increasingly been accused of pushing a "liberal" political agenda, accusations Hill has often been at the center of.
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Mercredi soir , extrêmement choqué, il avait été pris en charge aux Urgences de l'hôpital de Bayonne. Elle avait, précise le quoitidien "les pieds et les poings liés et le visage tuméfié ".
'Inflammatory, but historically accurate, ' Hill responded to Johnson's comment, endorsing the comparison.
Hill deleted Monday's incendiary tweets and hasn't posted anything since ESPN weighed in on Tuesday. I couldn't, because I cared about more than just myself.
But some notable names at the network have come to her defense.
But she was irresponsible when she went on Twitter the other day and started ranting against President Trump.
'Sports have always been political, ' Hill said in remarks reported by Yahoo Finance. "It is time we stop pretending it is not true".
Jemele Hill is addressing the "elephant in the room".
Trump has faced widespread criticism for his handling of the violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that resulted in the death of a counterprotester.
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