Jemele Hill apologized to ESPN for calling President Donald Trump a âwhite supremacistâ on social media.
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The âSportsCenterâ co-host took to Twitter Wednesday saying, âMy regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light.â
In an interview with FOX Businessâ Stuart Varney on Varney & Co., Fox Sports host Jason Whitlock said Hillâs attack on the President is geared towards making herself a more viable TV personality outside of the Disney-owned (NYSE:DIS) ESPN.
âI think we are looking at someone who doesnât fit at ESPN, would prefer to be off the hardcore sports talk circuit and wants to do a show like âThe Viewâ or her own show where she can just dabble in sports,â he said.
The âSpeak for Yourselfâ host said Hill is taking a page out of Megyn Kellyâs departure from Fox and is making negative comments against Trump to part ways with ESPN.
âMegyn went after President Trump or then candidate Trump, built her brand and moved on. Jemele Hill [is] going after President Trump, building her brand so she can move on from ESPN. I think this is an exit strategy for Jemele Hill,â Whitlock said.