Katie Nolan tests ESPN's new politics policy by calling President Trump stupid

Sporting News | 1/5/2018 | Michael McCarthy
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New ESPN star Katie Nolan jokingly called President Donald Trump a "f------ stupid person" this week on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" late night comedy show, less than a month after the company revised its social media guidelines, imploring its staff to steer clear of politics.

Appearing Wednesday night on the nearly two-year-old Vice Media channel, Nolan and the comedy duo of Desus Nice and The Kid Mero were discussing hand gestures and memes that could be associated with white supremacists. One of the co-hosts told Nolan a thumbs-up means "white power," noting President Trump often uses the gesture.

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"That's because he's a f------ stupid person," said Nolan. A few seconds earlier she had referred to Trump in language that was bleeped out.

There's a difference between someone criticizing the president in a dead serious tone and someone joking around on a late night comedy show. And the Emmy-winning Nolan, who joined ESPN from rival Fox Sports three months ago, was clearly having fun. (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.

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She has a reputation as a smart, funny, sometimes foul-mouthed opinionist, which is one reason ESPN lured her...
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