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Wednesday, 13 September 2017 16:08

White House press secretary calls Jemele Hill’s Trump comments a 'fireable offense'

Written by  USA Today

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called ESPN SportsCenter host Jemele Hill’s comments on President Trump “a fireable offense" during Wednesday’s press briefing.

In a series of tweets on Monday, Hill wrote “Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists” and that Trump’s “rise is a direct result of white supremacy.


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ESPN issued a statement on Tuesday that stated Hill’s comments “do not represent the position of ESPN."

“That’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make and certainly something I think is a fireable offense by ESPN,” Sanders said.

Sanders said that she was unaware if Trump had knowledge of Hill's comments.

Messages left with ESPN were not immediately returned on Wednesday.

Read more at USA Today

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