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Jemele Hill has made headlines since Monday after she tweeted out the Trump was a white supremacist.
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Wednesday evening the White House wanted ESPN to fire her, but that day Hill sat next to her co-host Michael Smith for SportsCenter and began discussing the Cleveland Indians.
While some believe that Hill should’ve been fired for her tweet many of her co-workers and fans backed her up.
According to sources they told ThinkProgress Hill wasn’t supposed to go on the air.
Allegedly, ESPN tried to keep her off the air but Smith refused to do the show without her.
Black hosts Michael Eaves and Elle Duncan were asked to fill in for Hill and Smith, but they declined.
Eaves even sent out a tweet expressing his frustration about the situation going on at ESPN.
Spokesman for ESPN Josh Krulewitz said, “We never asked any other anchors to do last night’s show. Period.”
Later on that night Hill sent out a tweet of several of her NABJ Sports brothers that continue to support her wearing a smile.
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