TV personality Katie Nolan attends AT&T's celebration of the Launch of DIRECTV NOW at Venue 57 on November 28, 2016 in New York City.
Nolan said that Trump was a "fucking stupid person" on Viceland's "Desus & Mero" talk show on Wednesday.
After one of the hosts refers to Trump's habit of giving the thumbs up, Nolan shoots back "Well that's because he's a [expletive]". And the Emmy-winning Nolan, who joined ESPN from rival Fox Sports three months ago, was clearly having fun.
Desus said the thumbs-up is now associated with white supremacy because President Trump often uses it in photo-ops.
Her "stupid" comment caused a stir on social media, as observers wondered if she would be suspended over her comment about the president.
Following Trump tweet, USA to withhold $255 million in aid from Pakistan
He noted that Pakistan and the U.S. were still allies, and the relationship between the two countries had gone through ups and downs.
ESPN apologized for Hill's comments but didn't fire her.
On Friday, an ESPN spokesperson told Fox News, 'We have looked into the totality of Nolan's comments, they were inappropriate and we have addressed it with her'.
While some people may be offended by the nature of Nolan's comments, it's unlikely that she will face any severe punishment due to the platform and tone of the appearance.
ESPN viewers quickly took to social media questioning the company's position on Nolan's comments.
ESPN's new guidelines say employees "should refrain from overt partisanship or endorsement of particular candidates, politicians or political parties" while avoiding "personal attacks and inflammatory rhetoric".