Jemele Hill recently visited the ladies of The View and opened up about her now famous Trump tweets, her ESPN suspension, and the NFL boycotts.
Hill famously became a hot topic across the country for calling the President a “white supremacist.”
“Me – as a woman of color, I feel vulnerable to certain behaviors, certain policies, certain things that he’s said and done… And, so all of that was part of that response, feeling that vulnerability. If it doesn’t impact you directly or if you don’t feel that, it’s probably harder for you to understand it.So I just ask those who do support him to understand that that perspective is coming from that place.”
Despite not backing down from highlighting the president’s obvious ties to the far right, she was in a reflective move
and admits that she would have done things differently.
“I probably wouldn’t do that again… Twitter’s not a good place for nuance. And I wasn’t specifically calling for a boycott of the NFL or of Jerry Jones, but I understand how it could be interpreted that way. Let’s just keep it 100. My employers in business with the NFL and some of those same advertisers that Jerry Jones has, they also are advertisers of ESPN.”
Watch the full interview below.