ESPN anchor's comment is a 'fireable offense,' White House press secretary says
WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested that an ESPN anchor’s comment that President Donald Trump was a "white supremacist" should be a "fireable offense."
"I think that is one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make," Sanders said. "It is certainly something that I think would be a fireable offense by ESPN."
Sanders was responding to a question at Wednesday's press briefing. ESPN reprimanded Jemele Hill on Tuesday.
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"The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN," the network said in a statement. "We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate."
Hill lit up social media when she called the president a "white supremacist" in an extensive tweet rant.