ESPN Accepts Anchor's Apology for Trump Tweets

ESPN Accepts Anchor's Apology for Trump Tweets

Minutes after tweeting about a suspected terror attack in London on Friday, President Donald Trump slammed ESPN for comments made by host Jemele Hill.

Without mentioning Hill by name, Trump tweeted that ESPN should "apologize for untruth" and said it was losing subscribers.

ESPN issued a statement Wednesday saying they would not be firing Hill. "My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional", she said, as reported by CNN.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked about Hill's tweets during her daily briefing on Wednesday, and said they should be considered a "fireable offense".

Those offended have been calling for her termination after the on-air personality posted the series of tweets in which she labeled Trump a white supremacist and suggested he had empowered and inflamed the upsurge in white nationalism visible throughout the country. The Democratic Coalition believes that Sanders' statement fits the bill, so they filed an ethics complaint against her with the Office of Government Ethics (OGE).

Critics of Mr Trump have accused him of racism after his response to deadly clashes at a far-right rally, held by neo-Nazis and white supremacists, in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.

"We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate", the statement concluded...

The former New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox player said Hill should use her platform to inspire people instead of providing an outlet for her audience to become more accepting of rants against the commander-in-chief.

ESPN declined to comment Friday morning.

President Trump has a new target in the media - ESPN.

According to a ThinkProgress report, ESPN wanted to replace Hill for the evening's SportsCenter telecast, but co-host Michael Smith refused to go on without her.

It turns out ESPN may have tried to punish "SC6" anchor Jemele Hill after all.

ESPN says that Hill has apologized for the incident.

She said she did and then again cited Cohn's suspension as the standard for why Hill should be fired.

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