Tucker Carlson knocks ESPN after host calls Trump a 'white supremacist'


Setting the bar at street level, ESPN's Jemele Hill tweeted yesterday that President Donald Trump is a bigot and the worst president of her lifetime.

In a statement Tuesday, ESPN said Hill's comments about Trump "do not represent the position" of the network. Can't call the President a White Supremacist.

ESPN is distancing itself from Twitter comments made by an on-air personality.

ESPN, which has faced accusations of having a liberal bias in its coverage, released a statement Tuesday through its public relations Twitter account after Hill's statements drew strong backlash.

ESPN previously fired former Major League Baseball pitcher Curt Schilling over a controversial meme objecting to the North Carolina transgender bathroom law. The "SportsCenter" co-anchor also "recognizes her actions were inappropriate", it continued.

But ESPN's guidelines to talent about addressing political issues have grown increasingly complicated. Hill has not been suspended, and she still has her job, though not many people are watching her and fellow left-winger Michael Smith perform what's been called a ratings bust.

Hill's original tweet went after Rock, the musician toying with a potential Senate run in MI.

The controversy started Monday night after Hill, who never has been shy about speaking her mind on Twitter, posted about Kid Rock's rant on Facebook in which the musician responded to critics of his past use of the Confederate flag and said that he loved black people.