Reza Aslan, host of CNN documentary series “Believer,” will no longer be employed with the network as of Friday.
The decision to fire Aslan was made following a controversial tweet he published calling President Trump “a piece of shit,” reports Mediaite.
CNN provided a statement to Mediaite regarding their decision: “CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series Believer with Reza Aslan (season two). We wish Reza and his production team all the best.”
Aslan wrote the initial tweet when Trump responded to a terrorist attack in London by plugging his travel ban.
He later apologized for his words:
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 4, 2017