Some people are quick on their feet, others are not. ESPN’s Katie Nolan falls into the latter category.
After calling President Trump a “f****** stupid person,” Nolan blamed it on taking medicine because she had the flu.
From Fox News:
Recent ESPN hire Katie Nolan blasted President Trump with some pretty disparaging remarks on Wednesday night, and her new employer is not happy.
While appearing on Viceland’s talk show “Desus and Mero,” the 30-year-old sports talker called POTUS a “f—ing stupid person.”
Nolan clamored to cover up her harsh words, saying she was on “medicine” because she had the flu.
While Nolan’s comments occured on a talk show and not on Twitter or Facebook, her attempt to quickly explain away her outburst may have been due in part to ESPN’s social media guidelines for journalists, implemented after fellow network employee Jemele Hill called Trump a “white supremacist” on Twitter.
A rep for the network told Fox News: “We have looked into the totality of Nolan’s comments, they were inappropriate, and we have addressed it with her.”
More from Breitbart:
ESPN’s decision to not suspend Nolan comes less than a month after the network unveiled new political commentary rules which expressly forbid the type of vulgar comments Nolan made against the president.
Specifically, the new rules state:
Commentaries on relevant sports-related issues are appropriate, but we should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians or political parties.
Communication with producers and editors must take place prior to commentary on any political or social issues to manage volume and ensure a fair and effective presentation.
In April 2017, Nolan sent this tweet to Fox News’ Sean Hannity:
ESPN has made a concerted effort recently to promote liberal politics.
Like the NFL, their ratings have seen a decline.
While Nolan is entitled to her own opinions, she’s not helping her cause.