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ESPN's Jalen Rose Deletes Controversial Political Tweet

A closeup of Jalen Rose on the set of Get Up.

ESPN's Jalen Rose weighed in on the Shania Twain controversy on Twitter earlier this week. He's since deleted the controversial tweet.

Rose, one of the co-hosts of ESPN's new morning show, Get Up, tweeted a ranting video about Twain. The music star had said in an interview that she'd had voted for Donald Trump if she was a U.S. citizen. She then apologized.

The ESPN analyst tagged Get Up in his tweet. But he later deleted it.

For The Win captured what was said:

“I’m looking at Shania Twain’s Twitter account and she’s doing a lot of apologizing for chiming in on the United State presidential election and she said she would have voted for the current President because he was trustworthy even though he was offensive,” he said in a video posted and later deleted from his Twitter account. “And then you know what she did after that? She apologized. And apologized again. And apologized again. To the point where, I’m tired of reading her apologies.”

ESPN's Get Up has mostly stayed away from politics so far. It's been pretty strictly sports.

Still, stuff like this is only going to add fuel to the fire for the critics. It was a fairly odd tweet and the fact that it was deleted is odd, too.

ESPN's Get Up airs daily from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. E.T.