WATCH: ESPN Host Dan Le Batard Rips ‘Send Her Back’ Chant, Calls Network ‘Cowardly’ for Not Addressing ‘Racism’

Breitbart | 7/19/2019 | Warner Todd Huston
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ESPN host Dan Le Batard has called his network “cowardly” for not criticizing President Donald Trump and the “Send Her Back” chant at the president’s North Carolina rally earlier this week.

After years of losing tens of thousands of subscribers a year, in part because ESPN was so over-the-top to the left, the network began systematically scaling back its political content. But for Le Batard, that was a mistake.

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On the heels of a Trump rally where fans of the president started a “send her back” chant aimed at Somali-born, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, Le Batard went after the president and his voters as “racists” on his Thursday radio show, according to The Hill.

“What happened last night, this felt un-American,” said Le Batard, who is of Cuban descent.

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“It’s not the America that my parents aimed to get for us, for exiles, for brown people,” Le Batard added. “There’s a racial division in this country that’s being instigated by the president, and we here at ESPN haven’t had the stomach for that fight because Jemele [Hill] did some things on Twitter, and you saw what happened after that and then here, all of a sudden, nobody talks politics on anything unless they use one of these sports figures as a meat shield in the most cowardly possible way to discuss these subjects.”

Le Batard also attacked his network for not being woke enough about politics.

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“We don’t talk about what is happening unless there’s some sort of weak, cowardly sports angle that we can run it through when sports has always been...
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