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ESPN Host Calls Trump F---ing Stupid, That's When ESPN Shows Their True Colors

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ESPN chose to suspend a host instead of firing her over vulgar comments she made about President Donald Trump.

ESPN host Katie Nolan said that Trump was a “f—ing stupid person” on Viceland’s “Desus & Mero” talk show earlier this week.

TMZ reported that Nolan also seemed to say something else offensive to describe the president, but it was bleeped out of the show.

Nolan was talking with Desus Nice and The Kid Mero about Trump’s use of the thumbs-up gesture, which has been apparently copied by white supremacists.

After she insulted the president, she used the fact that she was sick as an excuse, both on Twitter and during the show.

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“I’m on a lot of meds right now,” she said after her comment.

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ESPN chose to suspend Nolan rather than fire her completely.

“We have looked into the totality of Nolan’s comments, they were inappropriate, and we have addressed it with her,” an ESPN representative said, according to The Washington Free Beacon.

Nolan hosts ESPN’s digital shows, such as the Snapchat version of “SportsCenter” and a podcast. She won a Sports Emmy in 2016 for “Outstanding Social TV Experince” for her Fox Sports show “Garbage Time.”

Twitter users were not impressed with her defense.

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Nolan is not the first ESPN host to be suspended for making rude comments about the president.

Jemele Hill, an anchor for SportsCenter, was suspended for two weeks for her second violation of ESPN’s social media policy when she suggested a boycott against Dallas Cowboys advertisers after owner Jerry Jones said that the NFL team would stand for the national anthem.

Before her suspension, Hill had called Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter.

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
Birthplace
Tucson, Arizona
Nationality
American
Honors/Awards
Graduated with Honors
Education
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, University of Oregon
Books Written
Contributor for Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future
Location
Prescott, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English, French
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Health, Entertainment, Faith




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