President Trump on Tuesday took to Twitter to attack ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, just one day after she was suspended by the network for her social media usage.
ESPN suspended Hill for two weeks on Monday for being critical of Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Twitter. She said he “created a problem for his players, specifically the black ones. If they don’t kneel, some will see them as sellouts.”
Her comment was a reference to a statement by Jones, where he said any Cowboys player who “disrespects the flag” during the National Anthem will not play.
On Tuesday morning, Trump questioned the NFL’s “massive tax breaks,” then sent another tweet: “With Jemele Hill at the mike, it is no wonder ESPN ratings have ‘tanked,’ in fact, tanked so badly it is the talk of the industry!”
Hill had previously been the focus of President Trump after she tweeted that he was a “White Supremacist” following his lack of condemnation of an Alt-Right rally in Charlottesville, VA.