Katie Nolan comments that Trump is a 'stupid person' were 'inappropriate'

HOLLYWOOD CA- JULY 11 ESPN host Jemele Hill at BODY at ESPYS at Avalon

In December, ESPN's front-facing employees attended a mandatory meeting at the company's headquarters in Bristol, Conn., to discuss the network's future and review its new policies on social media and political commentary.

ESPN's newest star Katie Nolan called President Donald Trump "a f***ing stupid person" on a podcast for Viceland this week, testing the boundaries of the sports network's policies on political commentary from their on-air employees. One of the co-hosts told Nolan a thumbs-up means "white power", noting President Trump often uses the gesture.

But her most interesting moment in the interview came when she called Donald Trump a "fu*king stupid person", a brief correction from what she initially called the 45th President of the United States.

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

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.

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TMZ reported that Nolan will not be suspended for making the comment.

The Nolan brouhaha is just the latest in a litany of bad press for the sports network.

The guidelines were issued after SportsCenter host Jemele Hill called Trump a "white supremacist" on her personal Twitter account in October 2017, leading her to be suspended for two weeks.

The exchange comes at the 13:30 mark in the video.

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