ESPN's Katie Nolan Won't Be Suspended For Trump Comments

The Associated Press

The Associated Press

ESPN's Katie Nolan has ignited some controversy after comment made on Viceland's late-night comedy show "Desus & Mero" on Thursday night.

"We have looked into the totality of Nolan's comments, they were inappropriate, and we have addressed it with her", an ESPN representative said. Nolan at first says something that is bleeped out entirely - a curious move, considering the un-bleeped profanity that surrounds her comments - before saying clearly that Trump is always giving a thumbs-up because he's "a f-- stupid person". Nolan, who has had no problem speaking her mind in the past, made a comment about President Trump that is sure to have some upset.

Nolan's start at ESPN has been a bit slow, but the network seems to have some interesting plans for her in the near future.

Last year, ESPN's Jemele Hill took to Twitter to call President Donald Trump a "white supremacist".

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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.

Watch Katie Nolan's guest spot on Desus & Mero above.

It's unclear whether or not ESPN will punish Nolan or let the comments slide. ESPN recently amended its social media guidelines, with a focus on employees avoiding politics. In 2016 she won an Emmy award for her Fox Sports show "Garbage Time". Nolan is the host of "SportsCenter" on Snapchat.

"Our audience is not looking for our opinions on the general news of the day", added Merida, who was a longtime writer and editor at The Washington Post before joining ESPN.

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