White House: ESPN should tell Trump-trashing host 'You're fired' – New York News

The silencer

Donald Trump loves the Second Amendment. But what about the First?


The White House took the unusual step Wednesday of suggesting ESPN SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill should lose her job for calling the president a “white supremacist” and “bigot” in an exchange with other Twitter users.

“That’s one of the more outrageous comments that anyone could make, and certainly something that I think is a fireable offense by ESPN,” said press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

The sports network doesn’t like its personalities stirring political controversy. After a series of social media incidents, it canned baseball commentator Curt Schilling for a demeaning post last year about transgender people.

ESPN said Hill got a talking-to after her tweets at Trump “and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”

But the White House’s call for a critic’s firing is stunning — particularly when the president himself is a serial over-the-top tweeter who…

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