Prompted by Fox & Friends, Trump press secretary demands ESPN fire critic who called out Trump's racism

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: “I stand by those comments. ... I think ESPN should take actions”

From the September 14 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Sarah, have you talked to the president about what Jemele Hill, that girl at ESPN said, that she tweeted out that he was a white supremacist and then she said later that she was sorry for putting ESPN in that position, but didn't retract what she said?

SARAH HUCKABEE SANDERS: I haven't had a conversation with him about that, but I think that ESPN should probably stick to sports and leave the rest of the news to other networks, because that clearly isn't something that I think they're very good at on that front.

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Well, you said yesterday it was a fireable offense.

HUCKABEE SANDERS: And I stand by those comments. I think it was highly inappropriate, and I think ESPN should take actions. But I'll leave that up to them to decide, and I'll stay focused on my day job.


White House press secretary calls for ESPN to fire Trump critic Jemele Hill