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.”

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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:

Following a controversial tweet about President Trump, CNN made a final decision about Reza Aslan Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP
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