President Donald Trump lashed out at ESPN on Twitter Friday after “Sportscenter” host Jemele Hill tweeted earlier this week that Trump was a “white supremacist” and “bigot.”
Hill later apologized for her tweets and ESPN said Thursday it has accepted the apology.
Trump on Friday tweeted: “ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 15, 2017
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday also called Hill’s comments outrageous and something that could be considered a fire-able offense by ESPN.
The network said in a statement issued shortly before midnight that Hill has a right to her personal beliefs, but not to share them on a public platform that implies she is speaking for the network. ESPN said she’s acknowledged that her tweets crossed the line.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 14, 2017
In her own tweet , Hill said she regretted that her comments painted her company in an unfair light.
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