- ESPN’s Jemele Hill revealed that her mom was so upset with comments made by President Donald Trump and others that she called the White House.
- Hill came under fire from the White House when she called Trump a white supremacist.
- ESPN did not fire Hill, but they did suspend her, and later they took her off of the struggling 6 p.m. “SportsCenter.”
Hell hath no fury like a mother who feels that somebody has scorned her children.
ESPN’s Jemele Hill – yes, Hill is still employed by ESPN – was a guest on “The Dan Le Batard Show with Stugotz” when she made an entertaining revelation about just how upset family members can be when their famous loved ones are trashed in the media.
Speaking about the Philadelphia 76ers’ Twitter scandal involving president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo and possibly his wife, Hill revealed that her mother once called the White House because she was so upset about the comments from President Donald Trump and others in his administration about Hill.
“Obviously I have been written about a lot,” Hill said. “My mother is very angry at a lot of the coverage. There’s some particular people in the highest office she’s not very pleased with either, and so, as a result, I have to tell her to calm down. My mother told me she actually called the White House. I said, ‘What are you doing?'”
It appears that Hill’s mom called the general line that is available to the public. Hill told Le Batard that she did not know what her mother said in the message, saying she didn’t want to know for “plausible deniability.”
Hill came under fire from the White House when she called Trump a white supremacist. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said she believed them to be a “fireable offense.”
ESPN did not fire Hill, but did suspend her, and recently removed her and partner Michael Smith from the struggling 6 p.m. “SportsCenter.”