Donald Trump Hits Back, Demands Apology From ESPN For 'Untruth'

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September 15, 2017Sep 15, 2017

According to reports, Donald Trump tweeted on Friday a demand for ESPN: "Apologize for Untruth!"

In the apology, Donald Trump also included why ESPN, from the viewpoint of him as president, is experiencing low ratings: they are paying a big price for their bad politics. In particular, they are paying the price for embracing a left-liberal cultural and political viewpoint. 

On Wednesday, White House Press Secretary said that she wasn't sure whether President Trump was aware of the comments from ESPN host Jemele Hill, who called him a white supremacist. Despite not being sure whether Trump himself was familiar with the comments, Sanders was very clear about what she thought of them: she thought they were "outrageous" and "fireable" offenses. She wasn't happy.

When Trump found out on Friday he responded on Twitter: "ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!"

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/908651641943003136

Hill later apologized to ESPN, remarking that "my comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs. My regret is that my comments and the public way I made them painted ESPN in an unfair light."

“My respect for the company and my colleagues remain unconditional,” she added.

Hill's initial comments about Trump being a white supremacist came several days after ESPN fired a commentator from calling a game because his name was Robert Lee, which is the same as the Civil War commander. ESPN has also previously fired a former MLB pitcher, Curt Schilling, due to a controversial meme he posted online objecting to a North Carolina transgender bathroom law, according to Fox News.

In breaking news, many people are boycotting the Emmys after a controversial anti-Trump comedian was picked as host. 

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