CNN dumps Reza Aslan after Trump tweet
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)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, June 9, 2017 5:29PM EDT
NEW YORK - CNN has dumped author Reza Aslan less than a week after he profanely referred to President Donald Trump in a tweet.
The network, in a statement on Friday, said it was not continuing with a second season of Aslan's series, “Believers,” which premiered last year and discussed different religions.
Aslan had tweeted about Trump that “this piece of s--- is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency, he's an embarrassment to humankind.”
Aslan later apologized “for my choice of words.” That wasn't enough for CNN, which last week cut ties with comedian Kathy Griffin when she was photographed with a depiction of Trump's severed head.