Trump rails against ESPN in early morning tweet

Journalism group voices support for ESPN host blasted by White House

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"It's so far from the truth it's unbelievable", Clarke said. Hill's tweets were Tucker's lead story, saying at the top of that night's show: "You probably thought ESPN stood for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network".

Her tweets condemning Mr. Trump and his supporters have not been deleted as of Thursday evening.

Next, management asked Hill to apologize.

A few minutes after that, ESPN issued another statement, accepting her apology. Former ESPN reporter Britt McHenry suggested that she was sacked earlier this year because she's "openly conservative". "I think the president has made plenty of comments on that front", Sanders said, although the president has never actually apologized. 'And certainly is something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN'.

It was only a matter of time before Donald Trump responded to ESPN's Jemele Hill attacking him on Twitter and calling him a white supremacist. "We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate".

If the press secretary had explained why she believes Hill is mistaken, no problem.

In a tweet Wednesday night, Hill said, "My comments on Twitter expressed my personal beliefs. My respect for the company and my colleagues remains unconditional".

The reporter of ESPN's Jemele Hill in February 2017. - J. ESPN has not made any mention as yet regarding Huckabee-Sanders' comments on dismissal.

In his usual tradition of spinning out a flurry of antagonistic, opinionated tweets before most Americans are awake, President Donald Trump posted a message on the social-media platform targeting ESPN in between ranting about Barack Obama, today's London terror attack and immigration. And, wouldn't you know it, he said that they shouldn't.

Pay-TV subscriptions to ESPN dropped to around 87 million subscribers at the end of 2016 from a peak of more than 100 million in 2011, according to Nielsen NV.

Mr. Schilling said the only reason Ms. Hill wasn't fired is because ESPN condones "liberal racism".

In remarks reported by Yahoo Finance, Hill said that athletes often push political agendas, "dragging" sports journalists who cover them into the issue.

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