Jemele Hill is one of the most polarizing Twitter celebrities on the internet. Because the ESPN analyst-turned-political commentator is a preeminent liberal opinion-maker, it came as a surprise to many when she admitted that her mother had voted for President Donald Trump in 2016.
Back in July, Hill tweeted out a message saying that, “If you vote for Donald Trump, you are a racist. You have no wiggle room.” The message was retweeted nearly 55,000 times. Despite its popularity in some circles, for obvious reasons, it was also met with a degree of pushback from various people who disagreed with the sentiment. That was to be expected. What was a bit surprising was what came next: the revelation that Hill’s mom was a Trump supporter.
Needless to say, people had some reactions.
— Angela Stanton King 🇺🇸 (@theangiestanton) July 20, 2020
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This aged well.
— Brandon Silber (@brandon_silber) July 20, 2020
— William Mccarthy (@WMcCarthy300) July 20, 2020
With the nation currently being in the midst of a competitive Presidential election, inquiring minds couldn’t help but wonder: did Hill’s mom vote for President Trump again in 2020? Thus far, no clear answer has emerged.
What is known however is that Hill’s mother did not take kindly to President Trump and his supporters bashing her daughter for calling him a “white supremacist.” Hill recounted this in an interview with The Dan Le Batard Show With Stugotz some time back.
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— Game 7 (@game7__) November 2, 2020
“Obviously I have been written about a lot,” she said at the time.
“My mother is very angry at a lot of the coverage. There’s some particular people in the highest office she’s not very pleased with either, and so, as a result, I have to tell her to calm down. My mother told me she actually called the White House. I said, ‘What are you doing?’”
Was that enough to dissuade her from actually casting a vote for President Trump in 2020, though? That is a question Hill will hopefully answer at some point.
In the mean time, Hill is continuing to be as vocal as ever on social media. On Tuesday, she sent out another deeply polarizing tweet: “If Trump wins re-election, it’s on white people,” she wrote. “No one else.”
So that’s how she motivates Gronk. https://t.co/84SK9ScUhu
— Game 7 (@game7__) November 3, 2020
This was met with some pushback due to President Trump performing better among minorities than expected, but the ‘Atlantic’ writer likely doesn’t mind. She is used to it by now.
Hill has consistently and effectively capitalized on her ability to troll conservatives on Twitter, and that is unlikely to change any time soon regardless of who ends up America’s next president.