Reza Aslan

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…

CNN fires Reza Aslan over tweets blasting Trump

CNN dumped another contributor who ridiculed President Trump.

Reza Aslan, who launched the high-minded non-fiction series “Believer” three months ago, was fired by the network after he slammed Trump as a “piece of s—” among other criticisms on Twitter — days after Kathy Griffin was booted by CNN for her shocking photo of a beheaded Trump.

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

The ousting comes after Aslan condemned Trump on Twitter for using the recent terror attack in London to preach the need for his controversial travel ban.

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Reza Aslan is out at CNN. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Turner)

Aslan, 45, expressed his disappointment over the ousting Friday afternoon on Twitter.

“Believer means a great deal to me and to the countless viewers it’s reached,” he said in a statement. “Its message of religious tolerance of religious tolerance and…

CNN severs ties with host who called Trump ‘a piece of s—‘

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CNN has parted ways with controversial host Reza Aslan one week after Aslan called President Trump “a piece of s—” and “an embarrassment to mankind” on Twitter.

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

The Iranian-born Aslan is the host of CNN’s “Believer,” which aired weekly on Sunday nights. The 45-year-old author and religious…