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

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The policy applies to ESPN employees on social media so Nolan didn't technically violate the guidelines since she was not posting online.

On a "Viceland" talk show, ESPN commentator Katie Nolan remarked that Donald Trump is "a f***ing [slur]".

When Desus Nice pointed out that Trump frequently makes a thumbs up gesture, Nolan burst out with a string of bleeped out expletives, which she then amends to, 'that's because he's a f*****g stupid person'.

ESPN declined to comment to Sporting News about Nolan, but is known to handle controversial situations on a case-by-case basis. She previously had tweeted that Trump was a "white supremacist". That led to a back-and-forth between the president and ESPN.

ESPN apologized for Hill's comments but didn't fire her. The guidelines also mandate that "communication with producers and editors must take place prior to commentary on any political and social issues to manage volume and ensure a fair and effective presentation".

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Her "stupid" comment caused a stir on social media, as observers wondered if she would be suspended over her comment about the president.

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".

The exchange comes at the 13:30 mark in the video.

At ESPN, apparently anything goes as long as the vitriol is directed at President Trump. You bet, said sources.

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