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ESPN's Nolan hosts after blasting Trump

07 January 2018

Katie Nolan could be putting ESPN's new political policy to the test.

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

After one of the hosts refers to Trump's habit of giving the thumbs up, Nolan shoots back "Well that's because he's a [expletive]". The network adds that "they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her".

Nolan was talking to Desus Nice and The Kid Mero about Trump's thumbs-up hand gesture, which has apparently inspired white supremacists to copy him.

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.

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Nolan made the comments with a bit of laughter, but they still challenge the political policy from ESPN.

"That's because he's a f-- stupid person", said Nolan.

It's unclear whether or not ESPN will punish Nolan or let the comments slide. 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.

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

ESPN apologized for Hill's comments but didn't fire her. It tells its employees that they "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates" and should "avoid personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric".

ESPN's Nolan hosts after blasting Trump