Jemele Hill spoke her mind, but her employer and about half of the United States probably wishes she didn't. Earlier in the week, the ESPN personality went off on Twitter about Donald Trump. The thread actually begins with the criticism of another popular, but controversial figure. When the responses goaded the SportsCenter host to talk about the president, however, things took a tough turn, even in the eyes of a company that is typically chastised for a perceived liberal bias.

Hill goes after Trump

It all began to boil over on Monday, a day where Americans tried to put politics aside to remember the lives lost on September 11, 2001.

Hill decided to retweet an article from The Hill, which mentioned comments made by musician Kid Rock in regards to race and a potential Senate run. The ESPN personality stated that Kid Rock was pandering to a black audience, rather than actually respecting or engaging with them.

Then, Pandora's box really opened up.

That comment was the beginning of Hill's rant, not the end. She went on to use Charlottesville in her argument about the empowerment of white supremacy. She claimed that Trump wouldn't have been elected if he wasn't white. She also claimed he was unfit to run the country.

None of these points are new to the cultural conversation surrounding the president. But her soapbox presented by ESPN works both ways - this time, it cut against her.

ESPN reacts swiftly

It took a little less than a day, but ESPN had a public relations statement regarding Hill ready to go on Tuesday afternoon. The company fairly claimed that her words were not the views of the company at large.

The statement also says that the Twitter rant has been addressed internally and Hill recognized the inappropriate nature of her actions. It did not say if the Trump tirade would earn anything more than a trip to the principal's office.

ESPN is in a strange place in terms of their position in political affairs.

They shouldn't have to delve into the subject at all, and yet they constantly do, generally coming down on the same side that liberal citizens come down on. That being said, Hill is her own person and not all employees are viewed from the prism of their company. Additionally, there are plenty of better known celebrities who have taken aim at Trump since his campaign kicked off. But ESPN doesn't need any more negative attention - they're ready to distance themselves from outright political speech, it seems.