ESPN distances itself from Jamele Hill for damning Trump comments — but colleagues race to support her
ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill and Colin Kaepernick, composite image.

ESPN has decided to publicly censor anchor Jemele Hill for criticizing President Donald Trump -- furthering the backlash.

It started, as so many scandals in the Trump era, with a tweet:

ESPN responded with a statement distancing themselves from their popular host, stating, "she recognizes her actions were inappropriate."

Unsurprisingly, that made things worse.

And prominent advocates rallied to defend Hill criticizing President Trump.

Hill was back in the anchor chair for Wednesday's "The Six" hour of SportsCenter.