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In December, ESPN's front-facing employees attended a mandatory meeting at the company's headquarters in Bristol, Conn., to discuss the network's future and review its new policies on social media and political commentary.

After host Katie Nolan called the president a "f**king stupid person" during a Wednesday appearance on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" talk show, the network reportedly will NOT suspend her, according to TMZ Sports. The suggestion was made that a thumbs-up means "white power" and that Trump often uses it.

ESPN apologized for Hill's comments but didn't fire her. And the Emmy-winning Nolan, who joined ESPN from rival Fox Sports three months ago, was clearly having fun.

The former "Garbage Time" host then said Trump frequently gives a thumbs up because he's a "stupid person".

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ESPN says in a statement Saturday that it "looked into the totality of Nolan's comments".

Late a year ago, 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.

ESPN declined to comment to Sporting News about Nolan, but is known to handle controversial situations on a case-by-case basis. It tells its employees that they "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates" and should "avoid personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric".

It's unclear whether or not ESPN will punish Nolan or let the comments slide.


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