Trump calls for ESPN to apologise
US president, Donald Trump, is calling on ESPN to apologise, days after one of the sports network’s anchors called him a “white supremacist” and “bigot”.
ESPN said it had accepted the apology of its ‘SportsCenter’ host, Jemele Hill, for her tweets about Trump last Monday evening. Hill said she was sorry for causing her employer trouble.
ESPN has repeatedly said Hill’s comments do not reflect the view of the network.
But that hasn’t satisfied Trump. On Twitter yesterday, he demanded that ESPN “Apologise for untruth!”
The president also took a shot at falling ESPN subscriber numbers. He wrote: “ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers.”
The network didn’t immediately issue a response to the president’s comments.