ESPN personality reprimanded for vulgar Trump insult in television interview

07 January, 2018, 01:19 | Author: Kristine Mills
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Katie Nolan could be putting ESPN's new political policy to the test.

After host Katie Nolan called the president a "f**king stupid person" during a Wednesday appearance on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" talk show, the network reportedly will NOT suspend her, according to TMZ Sports.

Nolan and the program's hosts discussed whether the thumbs-up sign is a "white power" symbol.

Nolan, 30, then asked to "back it up" and instead called Trump a "f***ing stupid person".

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That vague statement doesn't necessarily mean that Nolan hasn't been suspended or punished, as ESPN does not make all of its disciplinary actions public.

A rep for the network told Fox News: "We have looked into the totality of Nolan's comments, they were inappropriate, and we have addressed it with her". She was suspended a month later for violating the network's social media policy after tweets about Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.

Nolan began working at ESPN in mid-October after a four-year stint at Fox Sports.

ESPN's new guidelines say employees "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians or political parties" while avoiding "personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric". That policy stems from the controversy surrounding Jemele Hill, who called Trump a white supremacist on Twitter and was later suspended for discussing a boycott of the National Football League advertisers. Since joining ESPN, she has appeared on shows such as "Highly Questionable" with Dan Le Batard and one episode of a podcast that has yet to be officially named.

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