CNN Entlassen Trump-Reagan Fan Jeffrey Lord

Jeffrey Lord

CNN has fired Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord after he saluted a prominent liberal activist with the Nazi slogan “Sieg Heil!” on his Twitter account.

CNN issued a statement Thursday saying “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”

Staunch Reagan supporter Jeffrey Lord was hired by CNN to balance their US presidential election coverage of last year.

The conservative commentator was able to explain candidate Trump’s nontraditional political philosophy and approach to the electorate and helped him get elected.

Lord tweeted the Nazi salutation “Sieg Heil!” at the head of a liberal advocacy group, Media Matters for America.

Over the months he has been able to explain the new era of Trumpism to the world and has single handedly fought off politically correct enlightened liberal activists criticizing Trump’s and his judgement.

Lord later commented that his tweet was misunderstood and was meant to mock fascists.

It is to be seen if CNN realize the mistake of their own judgement in hiring and firing Jeff Lord.

No doubt Mr. Lord will be searching historical records for any precedents to the outrageous run of current events, hoping to justify the changing status-quo by finding a link to former US President Ronald Reagan.

The BBC reports:

A CNN spokesperson said in a statement: “Nazi salutes are indefensible. Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”

CNN described Mr Lord as one of its best known commentators and the first explicitly pro-Trump commentator to join the network.

Mr Lord has regularly sparred with Angelo Carusone, president of Media Matters for America.

Things came to a head on Thursday when Mr Lord tweeted at Mr Carusone, linking to a column he had written describing the group as “Media Matters Fascists, the anti-free speech bigots”.Jeffrey Lord

Mr Carusone, whose name had been misspelt as “Corusone” in the headline, responded: “Your headline has a mistake in it. Why do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you don’t take yourself seriously.”

Mr Lord responded with: “Sieg Heil!”

He later defended his actions, saying he was mocking Nazis and fascists, and criticised CNN’s decision to sever ties with him.

“I feel they are caving to bullies here,” he said in a telephone interview.

The Anne Frank Center of Mutual Respect praised CNN’s decision to fire Mr Lord and accused Trump supporters of prejudice.

Steven Goldstein, the centre’s executive director, said: “The infestation of #Antisemitism in Trumpworld is a global embarrassment and apparently has no end.”

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