Reza Aslan becomes the second CNN personality dumped after attacking Trump


Reza Aslan. (Bret Hartman for The Washington Post)

For the second time in just over a week, a CNN personality has been cast off the network after a vulgar attack on President Trump.

At the end of May, Kathy Griffin’s contract was terminated after the comedian allowed herself to be photographed holding a prop of Trump’s bloody, severed head.

And now Reza Aslan, who hosted a provocative series about religion for CNN, will follow Griffin off the network after calling Trump a “piece of s—-” on Twitter last weekend.

Aslan’s show “Believer” will not return for a second season on CNN, the network announced Friday, following outrage over the host’s vulgarity and discoveries that it had not been the first of its kind.

For a man with a background in religious scholarship, Aslan has never seemed the church-mouse type. The first season of “Believer” saw him eating human brains with members of a religious sect, and he has been attacking Trump online virtually since Election Day.

But Aslan appeared particularly incensed by Trump’s response to Saturday’s terrorist attack in London, when the president retweeted a speculative Drudge report about the incident shortly after it happened and used the massacre to promote his entry ban.

“The president is a man baby that must be ignored in times…

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