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Here's what CNN is doing to Reza Aslan over one vicious anti-Trump tweet
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Here's what CNN is doing to Reza Aslan over one vicious anti-Trump tweet

CNN announced Friday that the network is parting ways with contributor Reza Aslan in the wake of furor over his obscene tweet against President Donald Trump.

A public outcry arose after Aslan posted a tweet saying, “This piece of s**t is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind,” with a link to the president's tweet emphasizing the need for a "travel ban" in the U.S.  after the attack on London Bridge. 

Trump's tweet was criticized by many on the left for appearing insensitive to the victims of the attack, and opportunistic to press forward on his so-called travel ban that has been stalled in the courts for months.

The president soon after posted a tweet of support, saying, "Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!"

CNN's media correspondent Brian Stelter confirmed the news that Aslan's show was not going to remain on the network. "Season 2 of Aslan's 'Believer' series was in the works. But CNN 'decided to not move forward with production,'" he tweeted.

An online campaign sprung up to fire Aslan, with social media sleuths finding his other transgressions to pressure CNN. One tweet from 2012 actually advocated the rape of a sitting U.S. congressman.

It has since been deleted, but it could have weighed on the decision by CNN to cancel his series.

The president's son, Eric Trump, denounced all the rancor in an interview with Sean Hannity. “Look at that POS comment that you made,” he said, “all right, somebody on CNN, an anchor on CNN called my father on the show a piece of … you might be an opinionated person, but you don’t use profanities, you’re not a child, when it comes to calling people names.”

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Carlos Garcia

Carlos Garcia

Staff Writer

Carlos Garcia is a staff writer for Blaze News. You can reach him at cgarcia@blazemedia.com.