'Apologize for untruth!': Trump enters the White House's fight with ESPN
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President Donald Trump took a shot at ESPN on Twitter days after an anchor called him a white supremacist.
"ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!" Trump tweeted.
Jemele Hill, cohost of the hour-long program "SC6," tweeted on Monday night that "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists." Hill also wrote that Trump's election has further empowered white supremacists.
When asked about the comments during Wednesday's press briefing, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the comments "outrageous" and said that she believed them to be a "fireable offense."
RELATED: Social media reactions to ESPN-Jemele Hill controversy
Social media reactions to ESPN-Jemele Hill controversy
On September 11, ESPN's Jemele Hill tweeted that President Trump was a "white supremacist," to which ESPN responded that Hill's remarks were "inappropriate."
Social media was quick to sound off on the controversy ...
We are with you @jemelehill ✊🏾
Poor @jemelehill ! If this twit ever opened a book she might learn that white supremacy is the legacy of the party… https://t.co/Kix3KzXRYv
@jemelehill @Millz2BeMade Fire this racist, no talent, non educated POS...shes a joke & works at ESPN for ONE reaso… https://t.co/R8MnM4mMaf
@jemelehill thank you for speaking the truth. Im sorry u are being silenced. But u are 100 percent right about trump
@vlov327 @Kaepernick7 @jemelehill Donald Trump is not, never was, never will be a White Supremacist. Saying that he… https://t.co/R1VrvDcR4L
I hope despite what her employer decided@jemelehill feels the overwhelming love and support for her & her stance was 100% correct.
All the white tears over Jemele Hill this morning 😂 #jemelehill
@jemelehill I dont understand how uneducated people continue to get jobs in the media. Sports or otherwise.
@jemelehill It's crystal clear that anyone who doesn't share your insular, bigoted, racist views, u label them as r… https://t.co/EqvPtjx1j8
@jemelehill Everything you said was the truth 💯it amazes me the studity in ppl. Damn shame
@jemelehill You should be fired. Goes to show bigots come in all shapes and sizes. #BoycottESPN
I like @jemelehill but when will celebrities realize I care about your opinion on sports and nothing else. #StayInYourLane
We are with you @jemelehill #StayWoke✊🏾
So because @realDonaldTrump is "president" he's above criticism? @jemelehill keep talking that that talk. They don't wanna hear the truth
And yet somehow Jemele Hill was being inappropriate? Nah. https://t.co/AGMSZnDr0u https://t.co/2JahScBHwW
Earlier Friday morning, the president tweeted about the Senate filibuster rule, the London Underground terror attack, and the Islamic State, among other topics.
Tyler Lauletta contributed reporting to this story.
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