Trump calls for ESPN to apol­o­gise

Irish Examiner - - World News -

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.

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