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Jemele Hill Discusses Donald Trump's 'Racial Pornography' In Sunday Interview With Al Sharpton

Jemele Hill talking on ESPN.

It didn't take long for Jemele Hill to get back in the headlines for a political statement, after leaving SportsCenter.

Jemele Hill has become one of ESPN's biggest personalities, and among its most polarizing. On Friday, she hosted her final episode of SC6.

The 6 p.m. edition of SportsCenter was built around Hill and Michael Smith, who previously hosted the popular His & Hers show and podcast. Hill will work for the network in other capacities, and will write for its microsite The Undefeated.

She insists that the decision was hers, and that she wasn't pushed away from SportsCenter. Given the breadth of her new role, that appears to be correct.

Now, just a day after her final SC6, she's going to make news for political reasons once again. If you guessed that it would have to do with something she said about President Donald Trump, you are correct.

Hill had previously been suspended from the show after arguing that fans should boycott advertisers of the Dallas Cowboys. It also came down shortly after she called the president a "white supremecist."

She directly drew ire from Trump, who tweeted that Hill is one reason for the network's falling ratings. After the suspension, ESPN rolled out new social media guidelines for employees.

Now that Hill is off of SportsCenter, she evidently feels more free to speak about politics, which makes some sense given the purview of The Undefeated, a site that focuses on the intersections of sports, culture, and race. According to Sporting News writer Michael McCarthy, Hill shot an interview with MSNBC's Al Sharpton on his show PoliticsNation, and once again, she takes aim at Trump.

MSNBC released a brief excerpt from the interview, in which Sharpton asks Hill about Trump's recent State of the Union address.

SHARPTON: How do you feel when you heard the president in a State of the Union address still take a shot at people that are standing up about injustices?

HILL: I wasn't surprised and I think this is going to be — a probably, a constant thing for the president because it's a very easy dog whistle, it's low hanging fruit, it's what I like to call "racial pornography," because it's a way to stoke his base.

According to the report, an ESPN spokesperson did not have knowledge of the MSNBC interview when asked today. This is the only portion of the interview that has been released so far.

The full interview will air on PoliticsNation at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. It will air on Super Bowl Sunday, the same day that Trump has opted out of the standard presidential interview that usually occurs before the game.

[Sporting News]