White House Wants Jamele Hill Fired from ESPN


Trump World is known for having a thin skin, and it's hardly surprising when the White House lashes out aggressively at the president's critics.

"ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming)", Trump tweeted Friday morning. The network said it had accepted her apology.

The ESPN host sparked outrage this week from many conservatives and Trump supporters when she called the president a "white supremacist" and said he has "largely surrounded himself" with "other white supremacists".

"Yesterday was a hard and unusual day, with a number of people interpreting the day without a full picture that happened", King said. On Wednesday, when Washington Post reporter David Nakamura questioned Sanders about the Twitter rant, the press secretary said the president was not aware of the comments made on him.

"The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN".

In her own tweet, Hill said she regretted that her comments painted her company in an unfair light.

Sehorn didn't call for Hill to be fired, but he wants ESPN to be consistent in its calls to rein in political commentary.

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'My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs, ' she said.

Hill, on the other hand, expressed a personal opinion that ESPN did not want to reflect the network.

Before making a statement, Hill tweeted a photo of herself with members of the National Association of Black Journalists' Sports Task Force, thanking them for checking up on her.

Huck likely knows her comment crossed the line, which is why she already tried to walk back on her stance in an interview with Fox News on Thursday.

If ESPN does try sidelining Hill, trust there will be hell to pay. I couldn't, because I cared about more than just myself.

Trump's not-so-subtle response was a reaction to controversy surrounding host Jemele Hill, an outspoken liberal who now has a pair of photographs with Barack and Michelle Obama pinned atop her Twitter feed.

Hill appeared in her regular co-hosting slot Wednesday evening, talking about the Cleveland Indians and pro football but not her foray into politics.