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Trump attacks ESPN after anchor calls him a white supremacist

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] 

United States President Donald Trump on Friday targeted ESPN media after a media professional from the channel attribute him as white supremacist.

Taking to twitter Trump said "ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth."

Recently, ESPN anchor Jemele Hill said "Donald Trump is a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists."

But Trump, through his tweet on Friday, sided with the conservative commentators who say it's really liberal bias that is poisoning ESPN and dragging down the business.

When press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about it on Wednesday, she said Hill's criticism of the president should be considered a "fireable offense by ESPN."The next day, on Fox News, Sanders reiterated this.

Earlier, Trump slammed media for bringing disregard to America by accusing it of "trying to take away our history and our heritage" at a campaign-style rally at Pheonix, Arizona.

Trump labeled the media as "the source of division" in the United States. He claimed that the media "would rather getting ratings and clicks than tell the truth."

In a scathing attack Trump has said, "The only people giving a platform to these hate groups is the media itself and the fake news." He then mocked the media present at the rally, accusing news outlets of "turning the cameras off" at the rally and cutting off coverage of the event.

"For the most part honestly, these are really, really dishonest people, they're bad people," Trumpsaid of the media at the rally in Phoenix. "I really think they don't like our country, I really believe that."

He called out more media outlets by name, but praised Fox News and Sean Hannity for their "fair" coverage of his presidency.

Trump strongly defended his response to violence in Charlottesville, Virginia , at his first public rally in Phoenix since his remarks initiated a national debate about whether his a statement had emboldened racists.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, September 15 2017. 23:22 IST
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