ESPN Chooses Not to Suspend Host Who Called Trump 'F***ing Stupid'

While Nolan's comments occured on a talk show and not on Twitter or Facebook her attempt to quickly explain away her outburst may have been due in part to ESPN's social media guidelines for journalists

Katie Nolan co-hosted on Twitter the ESPN pregame show for an National Football League game on Saturday, three days after using an expletive and calling President Donald Trump a "stupid person". As Sporting News reports, one of the hosts claimed the "thumbs up" gesture is seen by some as advocating "white power". The network adds that "they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her".

Appearing Wednesday night on the almost two-year-old Vice Media channel, Nolan and the comedy duo of Desus Nice and The Kid Mero were discussing hand gestures and memes that could be associated with white supremacists.

Nolan made the comments with a bit of laughter, but they still challenge the political policy from ESPN.

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

Recent ESPN hire Katie Nolan blasted President Trump with some pretty disparaging remarks on Wednesday night, and her new employer is not happy. After Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told his players they would be benched if they did not stand for the national anthem, Hill tweeted that NFL fans could choose not to patronize the team's vendors and advertisers.

It's unclear whether or not ESPN will punish Nolan or let the comments slide.

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". Her new podcast for ESPN is expected to launch on January 10.

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