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Trump's Tweet on ESPN's suspended host Jemele Hill draws flak over network's 'tanked' ratings

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 11 October 2017, 0:28 IST
Trump's Tweet on ESPN's suspended host Jemele Hill draws flak over network's 'tanked' ratings

US President Donald Trump has made a fresh attack on ESPN host Jemele Hill after she was suspended from her post, saying that she is the reason why the network's ratings "tanked"

Trump in a tweet stated, "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!"

“Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!," Trump wrote in an early morning 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!” Trump wrote.

ESPN had suspended host Jemele Hill for two weeks due to "a second violation of our social media guidelines," the network announced on Monday afternoon.

"In the aftermath, all employees were reminded of how individual tweets may reflect negatively on ESPN and that such actions would have consequences. Hence this decision," the statement added.

The "Sports Center" anchor in a tweet urged fans to boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers. The Cowboys have been told they must stand for the national anthem.

Last month, in a series of tweets, Hill described Trump as a "white supremacist" and a "bigot."

The White House called for Hill to be fired after that incident, saying her tweets were "outrageous."

-With ANI inputs

First published: 11 October 2017, 0:23 IST
 
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