ESPN’s Jemele Hill refuses to back down from comments she made on Twitter earlier this week about President Donald Trump, but she said she’s regretted putting ESPN in an “unfair light.”

Days after calling Trump a White supremacist on Twitter, the ESPN host released a statement about what she called the “elephant in the room.” Hill wrote that the comments she made about Trump expressed her personal beliefs and that she has unconditional respect for ESPN and her colleagues:

Hill’s statement came hours after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the ESPN host’s messages “a fireable offense.”

On Monday, Hill, who co-hosts ESPN’s “SC6” with Michael Smith, attacked the president in a series of tweets, labeling Trump a “white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.” She also said the president was ignorant and unfit to serve.

ESPN released a statement the following day saying Hill’s point of view does not represent the network.

On Wednesday, CNN reported that ESPN issued another statement indicating the network had accepted Hill’s apology: “Jemele has a right to her personal opinions, but not to publicly share them on a platform that implies that she was in any way speaking on behalf of ESPN. She has acknowledged that her tweets crossed that line and has apologized for doing so. We accept her apology.”

Hill’s words set off an unfortunate chain reaction of Trump supporters denouncing Hill using the N-Word:

And just like Trump, his followers made a false equivalency, saying that calling someone a White supremacist is the same as calling a Black person the N-Word.

Terry Shropshire

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  • Jason

    Then she co-cosigned a silly article dissing straight Black men. Thanks a lot Jemele. and you are now on your own.

  • britishrose

    IF CNN didnt fire her then she is on the same status as don lemon i mean she black and downing the president ? you can be jailed for that , or investigated for that , i dont think he is a racist he just accepted others who are as possible support for him think bout it , all the racist and sort of racist people voted for him , ,thats most of white america . so no wonder he won but now he got the racist who voted demanding he stick to thier rehtoric and ignorant behavior bird of a feather :; so to many what look like racist on his behalf is just scrutiny and abandonment of his duties . he made a lot of mistakes believing average white an kkk are them same people , he need to distinguish his whites like we have to do if your black in america you can identify the non racist whites fast , we all saw trump, interacting with blacks on apprentice , and we know he couldnt be racist , ,but now he has adapted racist fans , .. thinking they are just good ole boys ” trump grew up wealth there fore he did hang with the hillbillys in the country ; AND LISTEN to them talking about blacks ,, trump know a black man cant take his women . cause he got money “: and they aint going no where , ,its the poor white male all threaten by black men .. dam