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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Calls On ESPN To Fire Jemele Hill For Calling Trump A White Supremacist

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has called for ESPN host Jemele Hill to be fired for controversial remarks about Donald Trump.

Hill tweeted Monday that Trump is a ‘bigot’ and a ‘white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/other white supremacists.’

She also called him ‘unqualified and unfit to be president’ and said that ‘if he were not white, he would never have been elected’.

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On Wednesday, during a White House briefing on hurricane relief, Sanders responded by saying that she thought the ‘outrageous’ remarks should be a ‘fireable offense.’

Sanders had been asked by a reporter about whether the president was familiar with Hill’s remarks, and whether the White House had a response to them.

‘I’m not sure if he’s aware but I think that’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make,’ Sanders replied.

‘And certainly is something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN.’

The channel itself distanced itself from the host’s remarks on Tuesday when its ESPN PR Twitter account tweeted: ‘The comments on Twitter Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN.

‘We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.’

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