Jemele Hill dunks on Robert Kraft after massive mask donation…because he’s friends with Trump

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Former ESPN host Jemele Hill displayed the ugly side of hatred toward President Donald Trump by taking a shot at a charitable act by one of his friends.

The Atlantic contributor and vocal Trump critic leveled a small-minded jab at New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft because of his relationship with the president, despite his recent move to use the team’s jet to fly more than  one million N95 masks into the U.S. from China.

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The New England Patriots private plane was flown into China to secure about 1.7 million masks for health care workers on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak and returned to Massachusetts where most of the supply will be distributed.

Kraft reportedly personally purchased 300,000 masks which he planned to give to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo for that state’s battle against COVID-19, according to the Boston Globe.

“The Krafts were terrific. They were a phone call away, and immediately went to work on the logistics associated with this, and did not stop until they could make it happen,” Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker said, referring to Kraft and his son, Jonathan Kraft who is president of both the Patriots and the Kraft Group while also serving as the chairman of the board at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Despite the gratitude to the NFL team owner, Hill took the opportunity to condemn his association with Trump.

“This is where I remind people that Robert Kraft is friends with Donald Trump and gave to his campaign. It’s incredible the Kraft family is doing this, but hope they understand their money helped empower their friend,” she tweeted.

The backlash against Hill was immediate and to the point, slamming her for taking cheap political shots while the nation is facing a crisis.

“Robert Kraft doing this will literally save lives. You saw this beautiful act as an opportunity for you to attack him for supporting the President of the United States. That says a hell of a lot more about you than you realize (and not in a good way). Really vile thing to do,” director and producer Robby Starbuck wrote, calling out her “vile” act in another tweet.

Hill stood her ground and responded to some of her critics on Twitter.

Despite her attempts to justify her stand, Hill continued to be blasted on social media, even by those who were not fans of the president.

Frieda Powers

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Originally from New York, Powers graduated from New York University and eventually made her way to sunny South Florida where she has been writing for the BizPacReview team since 2015.
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