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CNN fired Reza Aslan after he called Trump a 'piece of shit'

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CNN has cut ties with a host who called President Trump "a piece of shit" and "an embarrassment to mankind" on Twitter. 

The network said Friday that it has "decided not to move forward with production" on Reza Alan's show "Believer," which airs Sundays on CNN. 

"We wish Reza and his production team all the best," the network said in a statement. 

Aslan, a 45-year-old author and religious scholar came under fire for his tweets he made earlier this month in response to remarks President Trump made about the terrorist attacks in London. 

Aslan later apologized, saying "I should have used better language to express my shock and frustration at the president’s lack of decorum and sympathy for the victims of London. I apologize for my choice of words.”

In a statement Friday, Aslan he was "very disappointed in this decision. ‘Believer’ means a great deal to me and to the countless viewers it’s reached. Its message of religious tolerance and exploration is extremely important right now."

Aslan's firing comes just weeks after CNN cut ties with Kathy Griffin after she was photographed holding a fake severed head resembling Trump. 


"However, in these politically charged times, the tenor of our nation’s discourse has become complicated, and I recognize that CNN needs to protect its brand as an unbiased news outlet. Similarly, I need to honor my voice. I am not a journalist. I am a social commentator and scholar. And so I agree with CNN that it is best that we part ways. I look forward to partnering with another platform in the future to continue to spread my message. I wish CNN all the best," he added. 


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