Reza Aslan ‘very disappointed’ when he gets wind he’s CUT from CNN after vulgar anti-Trump rant

Reza Aslan has become a believer in consequences.

The now former CNN personality was cut by the cable news giant about a week after he went on a vulgar tweet rant against President Donald Trump that included calling him a “piece of s**t.”

Aslan subsequently apologized and claimed it was unlike him to use such language. A claim that was proven completely false when many more vile tweets were uncovered.

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“CNN has decided to not move forward with production on the acquired series ‘Believer with Reza Aslan,’” CNN said in a statement, according to Variety. “We wish Reza and his production team all the best. “

Azlan said he was “disappointed” with the network’s decision.

“Obviously I am very disappointed in this decision. ‘Believer’ means a great deal to me and 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,” the former host said in a statement, according to Variety. “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.”

The decision comes weeks after the network fired comedian Kathy Griffin following her mock beheading of the president.

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