Donald Trump attacks ESPN as losing viewership after black reporter, Jemele Hill, called him a “white supremacist” on Twitter. He’s demanding an apology because someone dared to call the wannabe Dear Leader who he really is.
Trump tweeted: “ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!”
ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
Of course, there is no truth in Trump’s claims that viewers are dumping ESPN in record numbers. This is the dude who didn’t know category 5 hurricanes existed. I’m pretty sure he’s not reviewing viewership numbers.
Hill tweeted: “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other whites supremacists.”
Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 11, 2017
So, like an authoritarian, Trump wants an apology for being called out for who he really is. But did he ever apologize to Barack Obama for his racist birtherism or the shameful wiretap lie? Did he apologize to the Central Park Five or the victims of his housing discrimination case in the 1970s?
Hey Donald, you come for Jemele Hill, you’re going to run into a brick wall — the black community. We won’t have it. She’s free to call you whatever she wants. First Amendment rights don’t apply to just you and your supporters.
Of course, Twitter reacted with mockery:
Trump getting mad at being called a white supremacist & then being one in back to back tweets is 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/FcICLO0cQ1
— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) September 15, 2017
ESPN's ratings are actually up for the second month in a row https://t.co/RZP8W2sdIR
— Gerry Smith (@gerryfsmith) September 15, 2017
— Morty is w/Dreamers (@GomezReporting) September 15, 2017