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Jemele Hill Does Not Regret Calling Donald Trump a ‘White Supremacist’

Former ESPN host — who now works for The Atlantic — feels the president deserved it

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Former ESPN host Jemele Hill spoke up in a new interview about how she infamously called President Donald Trump a “white supremacist” last year — and said she does not regret those words.

“I thought I was saying water is wet,” Hill told Dan Le Batard during an appearance on the podcast “South Beach Sessions.”

Hill also called the president a “bigot” — and said he is “unqualified and unfit to be president.”

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ESPN eventually suspended her for violating its social media guidelines for her insistence in going after the president.

Hill left the network in September and now works for The Atlantic.

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About her “white supremacist” comment, Hill said it was no big deal to her when she originally tweeted it.

She said the fact that it even made headlines surprised her.

“I was in the middle of a Twitter conversation. I was replying to somebody. If I was really trying to make a bold statement, I would have added the damn president. I didn’t, I was just talking casually with somebody,” she said.

“It wasn’t even original. That’s what is so crazy,” she added. “I got famous for saying something that wasn’t original. It wasn’t new. It was not breaking news. I thought we all decided this after Charlottesville.”

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Hill said the comments changed her life in a “dramatic way,” but she in no way regrets making them.

She even said she would have been OK if ESPN had let her go because of those political comments.

“I knew almost immediately that, if I did face some kind of permanent discipline, if I did lose my job, if I was immediately suspended, I was OK with it,” she said.

Hill later added that she doesn’t feel badly about calling the president a racist because in her mind, he deserved it.

“I would have felt worse if I felt I took a shot at somebody who didn’t deserve it,” she said. “If I felt it was a mistake … I probably would have felt bad about it, but I never did.”

The former ESPN host did admit that she may have gotten her network into more trouble than she wanted.

“I might have said the right thing, but I dangled it in front of the wrong people.”

Many feel her political comments were part of a larger political shift that was occurring at ESPN.

“The company I had been at for 12 years was about to catch hell,” Hill said.

“I might have said the right thing, but I dangled it in front of the wrong people.”

Hill is hardly the only leftist to go after the president recently.

After a second illegal immigrant child died in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Christmas Eve, anti-Trump comedian Kathy Griffin wasted no time in blaming the president and the entire GOP for the heartbreaking news.

“God forgive us for this horrific tragedy,” the liberal entertainer tweeted on Christmas Day.

“The GOP and Trump must be reminded that they are directly responsible for this,” she added.

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