Trump rails against ESPN in early morning tweet

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President Trump early Friday slammed ESPN over its “bad programming” and politics, calling for the outlet to apologize for “untruth.”

“ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!”

The tweet comes after the White House has clashed with ESPN anchor Jemele Hill, who called Trump a “white supremacist” and a “bigot” on Twitter.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called Hill’s comments a “fireable offense” at a Wednesday press briefing.

{mosads}“That is one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make and certainly is something that is a fireable offense by ESPN,” Sanders said.

Hill in several tweets on Monday said that Trump’s rise to the presidency was a direct result of white supremacy in America.

“Trump is the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime. His rise is a direct result of white supremacy. Period,” Hill wrote. “The height of white privilege is being able to ignore his white supremacy, because it’s of no threat to you. Well, it’s a threat to me.”

ESPN called Hill’s Twitter tirade “inappropriate” but declined to discuss disciplinary action in a statement on Monday.


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