2017-09-14 18:28:17

White House Asks ESPN to Fire Anchor Who Called Trump a White Supremacist

The White House called Wednesday for an African-American host of ESPN’s "SportsCenter" to be fired, after she called President Trump a "white supremacist" on Twitter. On Monday, "SportsCenter" anchor Jemele Hill tweeted, "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists." The comments drew a public reprimand from ESPN and outrage from conservatives. It also drew the support of anti-racist activists, including NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called on ESPN to fire Jemele Hill.

Jemele Hill later deleted her tweets critical of President Trump; she issued an apology late Wednesday saying they painted ESPN in an unfair light.

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