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BY: Paul Crookston
White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wednesday described ESPN host Jemele Hill’s comments about President Donald Trump as a "fireable offense."
Hill - Tuesday - Trump - Actions - Supremacist
Hill tweeted Tuesday that Trump’s actions prove he is a "white supremacist." ESPN issued a statement that same day saying Hill recognizes that the tweets were inappropriate, although she has not deleted them.
At Wednesday’s White House press briefing, Sanders did not state whether Trump knew about the comments, but said that ESPN had justification to fire the SportsCenter anchor.
Comments - Anyone - Something - Offense - ESPN
"I’m not sure if he’s aware, but I think that is one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something I think is a fireable offense by ESPN," Sanders said.
The reporter who asked Sanders about Hill's tweets followed up by asking about Trump’s reaction to events in Charlottesville, Virginia, which he implied had caused Hill’s comments.
President - Figures - Things
"If the president was so clear, as he said, why do you think influential African American figures are saying things like this?"...
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