White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders made a statement Wednesday regarding ESPN host Jemele Hill.
Hill made controversial comments regarding Donald Trump earlier this week when she called the president a “white supremacist” in some tweets. ESPN commented on it by saying her tweets “do not represent the position of ESPN.”
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Sanders responded Wednesday to what Hill said by saying her comments are a “fireable offense.”
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“That is one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make and certainly is something that is a fireable offense by ESPN.”
ESPN’s statement called Hill’s comments “inappropriate,” but the network made no indication it plans on firing Hill. She appeared on “SC6” later that same day, and continues to perform her duties for the network as usual.