One of the biggest stories to dominate the news cycle this week has been the remarks made by ESPN host Jemele Hill about Donald Trump. When the issue was brought up during a CNN interview with former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling, the conversation quickly turned ugly.

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Over the last two years, the issue of race in American has once again become of the hottest and most debate topics in the country. With the candidacy, and now presidency, of Donald Trump, the racial divide among the American people has only gotten worse, which appeared to peak over the summer when a white supremacy rally turned into a riot after rally-goers clashed with protesters resulting in one death.

In the aftermath of the rally in question, Trump was met with heavy backlash for his reaction, which included blaming both the neo-Nazis and the protesters for the violence that took place. While Trump insists that he is against all forms of hate and prejudice, his critics have a hard time believing him. Earlier this week, ESPN host Jemele Hill ripped into the president on Twitter, labeling the former host of "The Apprentice" a "bigot" and "white supremacist." This was discussed during a September 16 segment on CNN.

Joining CNN host Michael Smerconish was former MLB pitcher Curt Schilling, who has a history of making his own controversial and conservative remarks. When asked about the situation regarding Jemele Hill, Schilling said she shouldn't be fired from the network, before going off with his own views.

"I would have never hired her. She has no place in any platform that represents sports," Schilling said, before labeling Hill "openly racist."

Shifting gears, Curt Schilling then decided to rip into CNN for their alleged bias anti-Trump coverage of the president. "CNN has been at the vanguard from everything from the dossier, to calling Trump a white supremacist, time after time, anchor after anchor with no validation," he said.

Smerconish reacts

In response to Curt Schilling's rant, Michael Smerconish didn't hold back his thoughts. After having the production crew put up an anti-transgender photo that the former MLB player posted to social media which caused his firing from ESPN, Smerconish continued.

"That’s why you got fired. Do you want to have that conversation, because we’ll have it?” he asked.

Curt Schilling denied targeting transgenders with the aforementioned meme, leading to the CNN host replying, "Of course, you did!....Do you think that the image that’s on the screen is typical of the transgendered among us? Seriously?" The conversation ended when the Michael Smerconish went back on the attack, stating, "You were pompous in Philly and you’re pompous today."