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Black ESPN anchor calls Trump a 'white supremacist' in Twitter tirade. White House hits back hard.

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill called Republican President Donald Trump a "white supremacist" in a series of\n tweets — and the White House fired back. (Image source: YouTube screenshot)

The White House said ESPN anchor Jemele Hill committed a "fireable offense" after she called Republican President Donald Trump a "white supremacist."

“That is one of the more outrageous comments that anybody could make and certainly is something that is a fireable offense by ESPN,” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday, the Hill reported.

The network hasn't gone that far, though, saying in a statement that it only "addressed" Hill's string of Monday tweets with her, that "she recognizes her actions were inappropriate" and that her "comments do not represent the position of ESPN,” the sports network noted.

Here are some of her tweets:

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Image source: Twitter screenshot

Image source: Twitter screenshot

But Hill — who co-hosts ESPN's 6 p.m. SportsCenter program “SC6 with Michael [Smith] and Jemele" — has her share of backers.

MSNBC's Joy Reid took direct aim at Sanders' statement:

David French of the conservative National Review didn't like what the White House had to say, either:

And Hill's co-host Smith seemed confident about the days ahead:

One last thing…
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