Jemele Hill To MSNBC’s Al Sharpton: Trump Uses ‘Racial Pornography’ To Stoke His Base
A suspension and an update to ESPN’s social media policy is not going to stop Jemele Hill from speaking out about politics.
It was just last year when Hill made waves on social media by referring to Donald Trump as a “white supremacist” on Twitter, which prompted Trump to attack her and ESPN with some tweets of his own. Even the White House Press Secretary called for her to be fired as a result.
Months after the fact, Hill was back at it again, accusing President Trump of employing “racial pornography” during an interview with the Rev. Al Sharpton that will air on the MSNBC show “PoliticsNation” on Super Bowl Sunday.
SHARPTON: How do you feel when you heard the president in a State of the Union address still take a shot at people that are standing up about injustices?
HILL: I wasn’t surprised and I think this is going to be — a probably, a constant thing for the president because it’s a very easy dog whistle, it’s low hanging fruit, it’s what I like to call “racial pornography,” because it’s a way to stoke his base.
Jemele just recently asked ESPN to take her off the 6 p.m. SportsCenter show. She is now working for the Undefeated, but will continue to make appearances on different shows on ESPN. Friday was her final show with ‘SC6’ with her co-host Michael Smith.