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Jemele Hill Speaks On Calling Donald Trump A White Supremacist

“My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs.”

Jemele Hill is addressing “the elephant in the room.” On Wednesday (Sept. 13), the ESPN host released a statement via Twitter reaffirming her “personal beliefs” about President Donald Trump, hours after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders concluded that Hill committed a “fireable offense” by calling him a white supremacist.

Hill stands firmly behind her words but regrets that ESPN got dragged into the social media firestorm.

“My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light,” read her Twitter statement. “My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional.”

Hill’s Trump tweets were met with both support and racist backlash, and ESPN quickly distanced itself from the fury. “The comment on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN. We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate,” ESPN PR tweeted on Tuesday (Sept. 12).

In a not-so-surprising twist, Trump himself not only drove the birther movement against Obama, but he also called the former president a “racist” in a 2012 tweet, and yet no one seemed to care.

Read Hill’s statement below.

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Another One: Bernie Sanders Announces 2020 Presidential Run

After months of speculation, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders officially announced his second Presidential run.

According to CNN, Sanders, 77, made his official bid known in an interview with Vermont Public Radio, and affirmed his 2020 run in a statement to supporters shortly after.

"I am asking you to join me today as part of an unprecedented and historic grassroots campaign that will begin with at least a million people from across the country," he said in the statement.

Sanders won the support of many Americans with his progressive policy agenda, which includes free higher education and health care expansion. He's also reportedly planning to "[transform] the country" with a campaign based upon foundational principles of "economic, social, racial and environmental justice."

In an email sent out to supporters Tuesday (Feb. 19) announcing his run, Sanders called out Donald Trump, stating that he is "a pathological liar, a fraud, a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe and someone who is undermining American democracy as he leads us in an authoritarian direction."

“Women and men, black, white, Latino, Native American, Asian American, gay and straight, young and old, native born and immigrant," he continued in his email. "Now is the time for us to stand together.”

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Will Be The First Guest On Showtime's 'Desus & Mero'

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democratic U.S. Representative and Bronx native, will be the first guest on Desus & Mero's new show. The number one show in late night will have its first episode on Showtime on Thursday, Feb. 21.

In the promo for the episode, Ocasio-Cortez says, "I am proud to announce that I will be forming an exploratory committee to be the first guest on Desus & Mero!” The hilarious duo pop up, and start hyping her and the show up. Ocasio-Cortez ends the clip with a resounding "yerrrr," because if you know...you know.

It was announced in mid-2018 that the Bodega Boys would be ending their show's Viceland run after two seasons for bigger and better things. When the Showtime deal was announced, the network's president and CEO praised the Bronx natives and said they're a welcome addition to the family.

"We have waited a long time to enter the talk show space, and we were only going to do it if we felt like we had the next big thing,” he said in a release. “Desus and Mero feel like exactly that: They have knockout comedic voices, they’re brilliant interviewers and they always have a unique take on culture both high and low."

Upcoming guests on the show this season reportedly include Vince Staples, Pusha T, Issa Rae and Ben Stiller.

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Donald Trump Reportedly Does His Own Makeup

As the American people enter their third year with President Donald Trump, many still have questions. Will he receive funding for his U.S-Mexico border wall? Will he get impeached? How is it that in the unforgiving cold temperatures of February, he's still able to maintain his orange glow?

No one can predict the future but Vanity Fair has spoken to sources close 45 who allege in regards to his skin tone, he applies his own makeup. Originally, the New York Times query was pursued as a matter of Trump's health, to which a senior administration officially attributed his  orange hue to "good genes."

Former aide Omarosa Manigault Newman penned in her tell-all book that Trump travels with a tanning bed. The pale skin around his eyes helped to bolster the allegation, making many believe he wore goggles while tanning. However, sources confirm there is no tanning bed on Air Force One or inside the White House.

Instead, Trump is known for applying his own translucent powder before making appearances and speeches, and also adjusts the lighting at events within the White House to not appear too citrus-y.

The president's complexion has been a source of Internet fodder and a running punchline since his election. Along with his makeup routine, the president also goes through a detail-oriented grooming process for his swooping blond hair.

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