CNN Dumps Host Over Controversial Trump Tweets

Reza Aslan's special series will not have its second season on the network
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2017 4:27 PM CDT
In this Jan. 5, 2016 file photo, Reza Azlan speaks during the "Rough Draft with Reza Aslan" panel at the Ovation 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, Calif.   (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

(Newser) – Reza Aslan has lost his CNN hosting gig over controversial comments about President Trump. Following last week's London terror attack, Trump promoted his travel ban, prompting Aslan to tweet that the president is a "piece of s---" who "is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind." Uproar followed, and on Friday, CNN released a statement saying it would not move forward with the planned second season of special series Believer with Reza Aslan, Politico reports. The acquired series had just finished its first season after launching in January. Aslan had previously apologized for his Trump tweet. (Read more CNN stories.)

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