ESPN's Katie Nolan Calls Donald Trump A 'F*cking Stupid Person'

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

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

During an appearance this week on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" program, ESPN's Katie Nolan called President Trump a "stupid person". Another offensive word she used to describe the president was bleeped out.

"We have looked into the totality of Nolan's comments, they were inappropriate, and we have addressed it with her", an ESPN representative said. (Watch the video below.) During the same bit, she joked Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is probably "not that bright" and that she's on a lot of "meds" for a head cold. 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.

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

ESPN viewers quickly took to social media questioning the company's position on Nolan's comments.

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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. One of her offenses was for criticizing Trump. Her new podcast for ESPN is expected to launch on January 10. It was scheduled to make its full debut Wednesday.

TV personality Katie Nolan attends AT&T's celebration of the Launch of DIRECTV NOW at Venue 57 on November 28, 2016 in New York City.

"ESPN is a journalistic organization - not a political organization. By and large we are not experts on politics, health care policies, terrorism, commerce - that's not what we do". "And believe me, I get it".

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