After another Islamic terrorist attack in England left seven people dead, one CNN host took aim at President Donald Trump.
Reza Aslan, who hosts CNN's "Believer with Reza Aslan," called Trump a "piece of s**t" and an "embarrassment to humankind" after Trump advocated from his personal Twitter account to keep America safe from Islamic terror with a "travel ban."
"We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!" Trump tweeted Saturday evening after news of the attack broke.
We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1496531833.0
Trump doubled down on those tweets by later writing that America must "stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security." He also attacked London Mayor Sadiq Khan for allegedly downplaying the Islamic terror attack and noted that the terrorists who perpetrated Saturday's attack used knives and a van — not guns.
Still, Trump's renewed call for a "travel ban" — his proposal to restrict refugee resettlement and travelers from certain Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S., which has been struck down by federal courts — caused many, mainly progressives and liberals, to lash out, including Aslan.
"This piece of s**t is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He's an embarrassment to humankind," Aslan tweeted, quoting Trump's tweet that contained his renewed "travel ban" call.
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According to his show's website, Aslan "immerses himself in the world's most fascinating faith-based groups to experience life as a true believer."
Aslan is a Muslim, according to an op-ed he wrote several years ago for NPR, who hates "Islamophobia."
"I am a liberal, progressive, secularized American Muslim. But when I see that bigotry against my faith — my very identity — has become so commonplace in America that it is shaping into a wedge issue for the midterm elections, I can barely control my anger," he wrote in that op-ed.