CNN says it has cut ties with a network personality who called Donald Trump “a piece of s–t.” The New York Times reports that the cable channel has parted ways with Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American scholar who has been hosting CNN’s weekly show “Believer.”
“Mr. Aslan, whose program covered global religion and began this year, apologized after his tweets on Saturday, in which he described the president as ‘an embarrassment to humankind’ and compared him, using profanity, to a piece of excrement,” The Times reports.
Aslan later apologized for the tweets, writing on Facebook: “I should not have used a profanity to describe the President when responding to his shocking reaction to the #LondonAttacks.”
He also said he “should have used better language to express my shock and frustration at the president’s lack of decorum and sympathy.”
A spokeswoman for CNN is quoted saying in a statement today: “CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan.’ We wish Reza and his production team all the best.”
Aslan responded to the cancellation with a message on Twitter, which you can read below.