The White House is calling on ESPN to fire anchor Jemele Hill for calling President Trump a “white supremacist” and “the most ignorant, offensive president of my lifetime.”

“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 in a highly unusual moment.

ESPN has reprimanded Jemele Hill, an African-American woman who co-hosts a show called “SC6 with Michael and Jemele,” for a series of tweets she posted over the weekend.

“The comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill regarding the president do not represent the position of ESPN,” ESPN said in a statement. “We have addressed this with Jemele and she recognizes her actions were inappropriate.”

Hill has been vociferously critical of the president all year long, reports CNN.

Fox’s Tucker Carlson called the sports network “Endless Stupid Political Nagging” and insisted Hill’s remarks were the latest in a long line of examples of what they see as liberal bias inside ESPN.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid said she was disturbed by Sanders’ talk of a “fireable offense.”

“Today, the White House press secretary used the people’s podium to call for the firing of an individual citizen, @jemelehill. Take that in,” Reid wrote./

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