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MSNBC President Apologizes To RNC Chair For Tweet, Fires Staffer

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The tweet that started it all suggested that conservatives would hate the image of an "adorable new #Cheerios ad w/ biracial family." It was a reference to a 2013 Cheerios commercial that featured a biracial family.

In response to the since-deleted tweet Priebus told conservatives to boycott MSNBC. According to Politico the RNC's ban on MSNBC was lifted in response to the apology.

Read Spicer's statement below:

Chairman Priebus recently spoke by phone with MSNBC President Phil Griffin.

Mr. Griffin apologized for the network’s offensive tweet from Saturday night. As outlined in the letter below, his network has taken corrective action.

We appreciate Mr. Griffin’s admission that their comment was demeaning and disgusting, and the Chairman accepted his apology. We will aggressively monitor the network to see whether their pattern of unacceptable behavior actually changes.

We don’t expect their liberal bias to change, but we will call them out when political commentary devolves into personal and belittling attacks.

Thank you to everyone who joined in our efforts today.

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