President Donald Trump took a break from criticizing politicians, including his fellow Republicans, such as outgoing Sen. Bob Corker and ratcheting up tensions with North Korea to weigh in on Jemele Hill.
ESPN suspended Hill following her tweets suggesting fans boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers as a way of registering their displeasure with team policies regarding players who kneel during the playing of the national anthem.
Hill is hearing from outspoken supporters as well, including Trump nemesis Rosie O’Donnell.
Hill previously conflicted with her employer over her social media post calling Trump a white supremacist.
Afterward, ESPN apologized. This time, the network said in a statement she drew the suspension for running afoul of its social media policy. Here are her posts that preceded the latest action:
He explained his actions in a series of tweets:
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