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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 23:53

ESPN's Jemele Hill Responds After White House Criticism of "Trump is A White Supremacist" Comments

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ESPN Sportscenter host Jemele Hill addressed the growing controversy of her comment describing President Donald Trump as a "white supremacist."

ESPN had distanced themselves from Hill's Tuesday tweet storm in which she described Trump as a "bigot," "ignorant" and a "white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself with other white supremacists.

" However, the issue became a hot topic again on Wednesday at the White House daily briefing when Press Sec. Sarah Huckabee Sanders suggested Hill's comments were "outrageous" and a "fireable offense."

Can anyone remember such a thing? A WH spox calling for employee of private company to be fired for anti-POTUS comments? https://t.co/Ieh5jnWfoz

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) September 13, 2017

Today, the White House press secretary used the people's podium to call for the firing of an individual citizen, @jemelehill. Take that in.

— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) September 13, 2017

Sanders' comments led to a storm of renewed media scrutiny and Hill responded late on Wednesday, tweeting a short statement:

"My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs. My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in unfair light. My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional."

So, to address the elephant in the room .

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