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

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

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.

Katie Nolan, a recent hire at ESPN, appeared on the talk show Desus & Mero on Viceland on Wednesday night. As Sporting News reports, one of the hosts claimed the "thumbs up" gesture is seen by some as advocating "white power".

During a discussion about white supremacists and the hand gestures supposedly associated with them, Nolan remarks (around the 13-minute mark) that President Trump uses the thumbs-up emoji because he's "stupid".

More news: Triple talaq Bill in next Parlt session

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.

Late a year ago, SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill was suspended for multiple violations of the network's social media policy after criticizing Trump and referring to him as a white supremacist.

That vague statement doesn't necessarily mean that Nolan hasn't been suspended or punished, as ESPN does not make all of its disciplinary actions public.

More news: United States puts Pak on 'special watch' list for religious freedom violations

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

Nolan was hired by ESPN in October after previously working for Fox Sports. 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.

The revamped guidelines say employees "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians or political parties" while avoiding "personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric".

More news: Bucks' Antetokounmpo leads all players in 2018 NBA All-Star voting

Related Articles