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

07 January, 2018, 01:16 | Author: Christina Harvey
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Katie Nolan could be putting ESPN's new political policy to the test.

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".

Nolan and the program's hosts discussed whether the thumbs-up sign is a "white power" symbol. She then catches herself, apparently realizing she's said something she should not have, and says "That's because he's a f-ing stupid person".

Her "stupid" comment caused a stir on social media, as observers wondered if she would be suspended over her comment about the president.




"We have looked into the totality of Nolan's comments, they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her", the rep said.

ESPN declined to comment to Sporting News about Nolan, but is known to handle controversial situations on a case-by-case basis. In October the network suspended SC-6 host Jemele Hill for two weeks for calling for fans to boycott Dallas Cowboys advertisers.

Nolan also joked about Patriots QB Tom Brady not being smart and that she was on a lot of meds for a head cold.

But Nolan's comments don't technically violate the social media guidelines since they were not delivered on social media. It tells its employees that they "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates" and should "avoid personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric". Her new podcast for ESPN is expected to launch on January 10.

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