President Trump Rips ESPN Ratings, Jemele Hill

President Trump Rips ESPN Ratings, Jemele Hill

When Dallas Cowboys coach Jerry Jones threatened to bench players who refused to stand, Hill suggested an advertiser boycott to hit the National Football League where it hurts.

Hill "previously acknowledged letting her colleagues and company down with an impulsive tweet", ESPN said in a statement. Those violations led to her suspension.

Trump reacted to that, saying "ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming)".

As he had done before, Smith declined to host Monday's SportsCenterwithout Hill, but this time the network had another anchor, Matt Barrie, fill in. ESPN or Hill can decide whether they think their current relationship is mutually beneficial. Several anchors, including Lindsay Czarniak and Cari Champion, went public with their criticism of the network's decision.

At the time, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders suggested hill's comments about Trump were "a fireable offense".

President Trump Tweet-lashing Tennessee Senator Bob Corker
Corker says he'll oppose any legislation that increases the national debt by a single cent. The president also contended that Corker "didn't have the guts to run" for a third term.

Hill, a co-host of "The Six" on ESPN, found herself in hot water last month when tweeting that Trump was a white supremacist.

The comments stirred a firestorm on Twitter, leading ESPN to respond with a statement calling her tweets "inappropriate".

As players around the NFL continue to use the national anthem as a way to protest social injustice and police brutality, Trump has made his disapproval of the protests clear. Anderson tweeted at Trump to stop attacking Jemele for doing her job. "The league announced in 2015 it would voluntarily lose its tax-exempt status, but the league still enjoys various tax breaks". She wrote, "If they don't kneel, some will see them as sellouts".

It was an apparent turnaround for Jones, who just two weeks earlier had himself knelt and linked arms with players at a game against the Cardinals in Arizona, before rising as singer Jordin Sparks began the national anthem.

Trump later claimed credit for Pence leaving the stadium, and CNN estimated that Pence's trip to Indianapolis cost taxpayers $242,500.

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