ESPN suspends Jemele Hill when her politics threaten their bottom line

"Change tax law! President Donald Trump said

Trump tweeted, "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!" After the controversy, ESPN released their statement stating that Hill's tweets and views can negatively reflect on ESPN.

Hill, who caught Trump's attention bigly last month when she called him a "white supremacist" and a "bigot", was suspended for two weeks Monday for violating the network's social media policy.

Trump later suggested that NFL players be fired for not standing during the national anthem.

Mr. Jones, coaches and players took a knee and locked arms before the national anthem at the September 25 game, then stood for "The Star-Spangled Banner", after President Trump said owners should fire any "son of a bitch" who refuses to stand for the flag.

"If you strongly reject what Jerry Jones said, the key is his advertisers", she said. "Don't place the burden squarely on the players", Hill tweeted.

Hill did not immediately reply to a request for comment on her suspension.

While there are countless of people saying the same things on the internet, there was a significant backlash against Hill that ESPN even released an apology.

Trump is referring to ESPN's steady ratings decline over the past few years, largely due to customers "cutting the cord" on cable.

Hill would eventually express regret for her tweets about Trump. She did say that the Twitter posts "painted ESPN in an unfair light". Her comments were found to be too controversial this time. "My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional".

Previously Hill called Trump a white supremacist, though ESPN took no action against her at the time. Change happens when advertisers are impacted.

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