WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: ESPN's Katie Nolan calls Donald Trump a 'stupid person

Tonya Becker
January 7, 2018

ESPN host Katie Nolan forewent company policy about engaging in political talk with a controversial appearance on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" program, in which she called President Trump "a f-ing stupid person". The suggestion was made that a thumbs-up means "white power" and that Trump often uses it.

Nolan was talking to Desus Nice and The Kid Mero about Trump's thumbs-up hand gesture, which has apparently inspired white supremacists to copy him.

Less than three months into her ESPN tenure, Katie Nolan already is testing boundaries at a network that desperately wants its personalities to stick to sports.

Nolan clamored to cover up her harsh words, saying she was on "medicine" because she had the flu.

"That's because he's a f-- stupid person", said Nolan.

"We have looked into the totality of Nolan's comments, they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her", a network representative told TMZ Sports.

Hill made her comments in October, 2017, and was suspended by the network.

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

ESPN anchor Jemele Hill criticized Trump in tweets in September.

In the fall, ESPN implemented new social media guidelines for its staff stating that employees should avoid "personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric" and 'refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians and political parties, ' Sporting News reported.

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