Nolan, who recently joined ESPN, made an appearance on Viceland's popular "Desus and Mero" late-night show Wednesday, and called Donald Trump a "f-ing stupid person". One of the co-hosts told Nolan a thumbs-up means "white power", noting President Trump often uses the gesture. A few seconds earlier she had referred to Trump in language that was bleeped out. We should offer balance or recognize opposing views, as warranted.
"Commentaries on relevant sports-related issues are appropriate, but we should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians or political parties", the policy reads, adding that employees should avoid "personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric".
It's unclear whether or not ESPN will punish Nolan or let the comments slide.
"That's because he's a [bleep]", Nolan said.
Less than three months into her ESPN tenure, Katie Nolan already is testing boundaries at a network that desperately wants its personalities to stick to sports.
Late past year, SportsCenter anchor Jemele Hill was suspended for multiple violations of the network's social media policy after criticizing Trump and referring to him as a white supremacist. It did revise its social media guidelines, imploring its staff to steer clear of politics.
ESPN apologized for Hill's comments but didn't fire her.
Hill made her comments in October, 2017, and was suspended by the network. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
Katie Nolan apparently isn't high on President Trump's intelligence.