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"
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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.