CNN Fires Reza Aslan over Trump ‘piece of s---‘ comment


Reza Aslan, who hosted the CNN's "Believer" has been fired from the network after calling President Trump a "piece of s—" in a tweet.

Aslan, an Iranian-American, was angry at Trump's response to the terrorist attack in London that left seven dead and dozens wounded. The University of California at Riverside professor and TV host posted and then deleted the tweet attacking Trump's use of several terrorist incidents in the UK to push his travel ban.

"This piece of s— is a not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He's an embarrassment to humankind," Aslan wrote.

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LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- Episode 497 -- Pictured: (l-r) Reza Aslan during an interview with host Seth Meyers on February 28, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS -- (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) -- Episode 497 -- Pictured: (l-r) Reza Aslan talks with host Seth Meyers backstage on February 28, 2017 -- (Photo by: Lloyd Bishop/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 25: Author Reza Aslan speaks during the United Voices Rally organised by United Talent Agency (UTA) at Beverly Hills Building in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States on February 25, 2017. (Photo by Mintaha Neslihan Eroglu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 14: Host of 'Believer with Reza Aslan' Reza Aslan poses in the green room during the TCA Turner Winter Press Tour 2017 Presentation at The Langham Resort on January 14, 2017 in Pasadena, California. 26574_002 (Photo by John Sciulli/Getty Images for Turner)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: Norman Lear and Reza Aslan attend the Ovation 2016 Winter TCA Tour introducing three series featuring Rachel Hunter, Reza Aslan, Norman Lear And Yannick Bisson at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Ovation)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: Marc Istook, Scott Woodward, Bettina Hollings, Rachel Hunter, Yannick Bisson, Christina Jennings, Reza Aslan and Norman Lear attend the Ovation 2016 Winter TCA Tour introducing three series featuring Rachel Hunter, Reza Aslan, Norman Lear And Yannick Bisson at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Ovation)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: Reza Aslan and Liz Janneman attend the Ovation 2016 Winter TCA Tour introducing three series featuring Rachel Hunter, Reza Aslan, Norman Lear And Yannick Bisson at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Araya Diaz/Getty Images for Ovation)
PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 05: Reza Aslan, host, 'Rough Draft with Reza Aslan' speaks as writer Norman Lear looks on during Ovation's 'Rough Draft with Reza Aslan' panel as part of This is Cable 2016 TCA Press Tour at Langham Hotel on January 5, 2016 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
COMIC-CON_INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO -- 'Dig Panel' -- Pictured: Reza Aslan at USA Network Dig Panel at San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA on July 24th 2014 -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward/USA Network/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 8, 2013 - Dr. Reza Aslan, author of the book 'Zelot' poses at his home on August 8, 2013, in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Aslan's doctorate in the sociology of religions encompasses expertise in the history of religion. Aslan's bachelor's degree is in religious studies, with an emphasis on scripture and traditions. His minor was in biblical Greek. He has a master of theological studies degree from Harvard University, in world religions, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in the sociology of religions. Reza also has a master of fine arts degree from the University of Iowa. Dr. Aslan is currently associate professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside, and a cooperative faculty member in the department of religion, and he teaches in both disciplines. He was previously Wallerstein Distinguished Visiting Professor of religion at Drew University, where he taught from 2012 to 2013, and assistant visiting professor of religion at the University of Iowa, where he taught from 2000 to 2003. He has written three books on religion. (Photo by Bret Hartman/For The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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"Believer" would have entered a second season had it been picked up.

"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," a network spokeswoman said.

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Donald Trump and his girlfriend Melania Knauss arrive at the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood, California, February 29, 2004. REUTERS/Ethan Miller REUTERS EM/AS
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump and his friend Melania Knauss pose for photographers as they arrive at the New York premiere of Star Wars Episode I: "The Phantom Menace," May 16. JC/SV/AA
From left, Billy Crystal, host of the 76th annual Academy Awards, his wife Janice Goldfinger, Melania Knauss and her boyfriend Donald Trump, pose together as they leave the Vanity Fair Oscar party at Morton's restaurant in West Hollywood, California, early March 1, 2004. REUTERS/Ethan Miller EM
Developer Donald Trump (R) and his girlfriend Melania Knauss pose for photographers after the final show of "The Apprentice" April 15, 2004 in New York. Bill Rancic, a 32-year-old Internet entrepreneur from Chicago, edged out Kwame Jackson, a 29-year-old New Yorker and Harvard MBA, for the Trump-described "dream job of a lifetime" and its $250,000 salary. REUTERS/Jeff Christensen JC
Donald Trump's new bride, Slovenian model Melania Knauss, waves as they leave the Bethesda-by-the-Sea Episcopal Church after their wedding in Palm Beach, Florida, January 22, 2005. REUTERS/Gary I Rothstein
Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs (R) accepts an award from the Rush Philanthropic Foundation for his efforts to support public education and dedication to youth and social activism, from Donald Trump and his wife Melania (L) at Trump's Trumps Mar-A-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida on March 11, 2005. REUTERS/Jason Arnold MS
Donald Trump and his wife Melania Kanauss watch the Miami Heat play the New York Knicks in the first quarter of their NBA game in New York's Madison Square Garden, March 15, 2005. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine RFS
Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania arrive at the Museum of Modern Art for a reception in honor of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in New York November 1, 2005. The Royals are on the first day of an eight-day visit to the U.S. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
Donald Trump arrives with wife Melania at a reception in honor of Britain's Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, November 1, 2005. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Donald Trump (L) and his wife Melania (R) arrive at the Museum of Modern Art for a reception in honor of Britain's Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in New York, November 1, 2005. The royals are on the first day of an eight-day visit to the U.S. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn
Real estate tycoon Donald Trump and his wife Melania attend a Miami Heat against the Los Angeles Lakers NBA game on Christmas Day in Miami, Florida, December 25, 2005. REUTERS/Marc Serota
Donald Trump stands next to his wife Melania and their son Barron before he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles January 16, 2007. REUTERS/Chris Pizzello (UNITED STATES)
Real estate magnate and television personality Donald Trump and his wife Melania stand on the red carpet at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Benefit celebrating the opening of the exhibition "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" in New York May 2, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Segar (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT FASHION BUSINESS)
Businessman and real estate developer Donald Trump and his wife Melania watch Rafael Nadal of Spain play against Tommy Robredo during their men's quarter-final match at the U.S. Open tennis championships in New York September 4, 2013. REUTERS/Adam Hunger (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT TENNIS ENTERTAINMENT REAL ESTATE BUSINESS)
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (2nd from L) watches with his wife Melania as Serena Williams of the U.S. plays against her sister and compatriot Venus Williams in their quarterfinals match at the U.S. Open Championships tennis tournament in New York, September 8, 2015. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania as he speaks at a campaign rally on caucus day in Waterloo, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks as his wife Melania listens at a campaign rally on caucus day in Waterloo, Iowa February 1, 2016. REUTERS/Rick Wilking
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reacts to an answer his wife Melania gives during an interview on NBC's 'Today' show in New York, U.S. April 21, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Melania Trump gestures at her husband Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump as they leave the stage, after she concluded her remarks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 18, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Melania Trump appears on stage after U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speech at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. July 21, 2016. REUTERS/Mike Segar
Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump greets his wife Melania onstage after the conclusion of his first debate with Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, U.S., September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Joe Raedle/Pool
(L-R) Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump, Melania Trump, Tiffany Trump and Ivanka Trump attend an official ribbon cutting ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel in Washington U.S., October 26, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump cuts the ribbon at his new Trump International hotel in Washington, DC, U.S., October 26 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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Republican U.S. President-elect Donald Trump kisses his wife Melania at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania take part in a Make America Great Again welcome concert in Washington, U.S. January 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump attend the Liberty Ball in honor of his inauguration in Washington, U.S. January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump greet a marching band as they arrive at Trump International Golf club to watch the Super Bowl LI between New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons in West Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., February 5, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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U.S. President Donald Trump holds up H.R. 321 as his daughter Ivanka Trump (C) and U.S. first lady Melania Trump (2nd R) watch after it was signed in the Oval Office of the White House, in Washington, DC, U.S. February 28, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
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