‘Apologize for untruth!’: Trump enters the White House’s fight with ESPN

President Donald Trump waits to greet Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 12, 2017.
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President Donald Trump took a shot at ESPN on Twitter early Friday morning, four days after an anchor called him a white supremacist.

“ESPN is paying a really big price for its politics (and bad programming). People are dumping it in RECORD numbers. Apologize for untruth!” Trump tweeted.

Jemele Hill, a cohost of “SC6,” the hour-long 6 p.m. “SportsCenter,” tweeted on Monday night that Trump was “a white supremacist who has largely surrounded himself w/ other white supremacists.” Hill also wrote that Trump’s election had empowered white supremacists.

When asked about the comments during Wednesday’s press briefing, the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, called the comments “outrageous” and said she believed them to be a “fireable offense.”

Also Friday morning, the president tweeted about the Senate filibuster rule, the London Underground terrorist attack, and the Islamic State, among other topics.

Tyler Lauletta contributed reporting to this story.