President Trump Tweets ESPN Reporter is to Blame for 'Tanked' Ratings
WASHINGTON D.C. — President Donald Trump tweeted Tuesday morning blaming sports reporter, Jemele Hill for ESPN's "tanked" ratings.
The co-host of the 6 p.m. broadcast of "SportsCenter" was previously under fire for calling the president a "white supremacist" last month, but was only suspended after suggesting on Twitter fans boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers after president, owner and general manager of the team, Jerry Jones, stated players who disrespect the flag would be benched.
In a statement posted to ESPN PR's Twitter account, the network confirms Hill will be suspended for two weeks for violating their social media guidelines.
The statement refers to a "second violation" by Hill. Hill had previously refered to Trump as a "white supremacist" in a series of Tweets last month. Two days later White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders shot back saying, “That's one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.”
In a statement, ESPN distanced themselves from Hill saying her comments do not represent the position of the network.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.