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CNN cuts ties with Reza Aslan after anti-Trump remark

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Documentary producer and religious scholar Reza Aslan is the second CNN personality to be booted for making disparaging toward President Donald Trump on social media. Documentary producer and religious scholar Reza Aslan is the second CNN personality to be booted for making disparaging toward President Donald Trump on social media.
CNN's decision to cut ties with Aslan and end his "Believer" series followed their axe with Kathy Griffin's New Year's Eve special, which she used to host alongside Anderson Cooper. CNN's decision to cut ties with Aslan and end his "Believer" series followed their axe with Kathy Griffin's New Year's Eve special, which she used to host alongside Anderson Cooper.

Documentary producer and religious scholar Reza Aslan is the second CNN personality to be booted for making disparaging toward President Donald Trump on social media.

CNN's decision to cut ties with Aslan and end his "Believer" series followed their axe with Kathy Griffin's New Year's Eve special, which she used to host alongside Anderson Cooper.

In response to President Trump's suggestion of a travel ban after the recent terror attacks in London, Aslan replied to him on Twitter by calling him a "piece of s**t".

Aslan responded to CNN's cancelation of his show in a statement on June 9, Friday afternoon:

Obviously I am very disappointed in the decision. "Believer" means a great deal to me adn to the countless viewers it's reached. Its message of religious tolerance and exploration is extremely important right now.

I am deeply grateful to CNN for giving me the opportunity to launch the show and to amplify my voice on their network. I am especially grateful to the legion of people within the Turner organization who worked so hard to make the show a hit series. However, in these politically charged times, the tenor of our nation's discourse has become complicated, and I recognize that CNN needs to protect its brand as an unbiased news outlet.

Similarly, I need to honor my voice. I am not a journalist. I am a social commentator and scholar. And so I agree with CNN that it is best that we part ways.

I look forward to partnering with another platform in the future to continue to spread my message. I wish CNN all the best.

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