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Katie Nolan tests ESPN's new politics policy by calling President Trump stupid

Katie Nolan tests ESPN's new politics policy by calling President Trump stupid

ESPN said that on-air personality Katie Nolan was reprimanded after she called President Donald Trump a "f*****g stupid person" while appearing as a guest on a Viceland show.

After one of the hosts refers to Trump's habit of giving the thumbs up, Nolan shoots back "Well that's because he's a [expletive]".

The sports network said it addressed the matter with Nolan, but it will not punish her beyond that, TMZ reported Friday.

Nolan was talking about hand gestures and memes that could be associated with white supremacists with the hosts Desus Nice and The Kid Mero. The first insult she used for him is bleeped out, but then she added that he is a "fucking stupid person".

Nolan mentioned that she had the flu when she made the comments.

Recent ESPN hire Katie Nolan blasted President Trump with some pretty disparaging remarks on Wednesday night, and her new employer is not happy. Hill was suspended for two weeks in October for violating the network's social media guidelines.

The Nolan brouhaha is just the latest in a litany of bad press for the sports network. It tells its employees that they "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates" and should "avoid personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric".

Late previous year, SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill was suspended for multiple violations of the network's social media policy after criticizing Trump and referring to him as a white supremacist.


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