WH Rips ESPN Anchor's Trump Comments: 'A Fireable Offense'

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"I think that is one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make", Sanders said.

Jemele Hill landed in a bit of hot water after her tweets slamming Kid Rock and President Donald Trump caught the attention of her employers at ESPN.

ESPN distanced itself from Hill's comments on Wednesday, issuing this statement: "The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN".

The White House has hit out at an ESPN anchor who accused President Donald Trump of being a bigot, suggesting she should be fired. She might soon get a reminder if she doesn't realize ESPN is a sports network, not a political network.

Hill repeatedly called Trump a white supremacist on Twitter, to which ESPN responded calling Hill's comments "inappropriate".

Before Huckabee Sanders's comments, several conservative media outlets, including the Federalist, the Daily Caller and Breitbart wrote strongly worded articles chastising both Hill and ESPN, which some claim would've fired her already if she were conservative and said such a thing about a liberal politician. ESPN addressed Hill's tweets Tuesday but will not further punish her.

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Hill, who is an outspoken liberal and even has photos of herself with President Obama pinned to her Twitter feed, isn't dealing with the same consequences that Cohn, Schilling and McHenry faced. Instead they're pushing them away, saying they're white supremacists - you're not welcome here. She has also hosted Numbers Will Never Lie and His and Hers.

Sanders said she isn't sure if Trump was aware of the comment.

After protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the removal of statues that honored Confederate general Robert E. Lee, the network removed a play-by-play announcer named Robert Lee from a game at the University of Virginia.

You don't have to agree with Hill to acknowledge that she is not an outlier.

He pointed out that Michael Jordan, the wildly successful basketball star turned businessman, always warned about mixing politics with sports by saying "Republicans buy sneakers too". "[ESPN President] John Skipper has certainly made diversity in his view a business innovation for ESPN and has moved the company to the left".

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