White House Reacts to ESPN Anchor’s Anti-Trump Comments

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September 13, 2017Sep 13, 2017

ESPN sports anchor Jemele Hill posted controversial comments bashing President Donald Trump on Monday, September 11th. Her posts came shortly after the incident in Charlottesville, where many liberals were upset with President Trump’s original comments because he “did not call white supremacists out by name.”

In her posts, she claimed that Trump was a white supremacist and he is unfit to be the President of the United States. She also said he surrounds himself with other white supremacists, appearing to be referring to other members of the Trump administration, but it is unclear exactly who she meant.

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ESPN responded to Hill’s remark on Tuesday, September 12th. The network made it clear that her comments do not represent their organization, and they have communicated with Hill regarding her “inappropriate actions.” However, they did not terminate her.

The White House reacted to Hill’s anti-Trump comments the following day on September 13th. During a press conference, Sarah Huckabee Sanders replied to a reporter’s question if Trump was aware of Hill’s remarks, calling the “outrageous” incident to be a “fireable offense by ESPN.” Watch a clip from the briefing below.

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