CNN has fired Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord as a network contributor after he started a controversy by tweeting the words “Sieg Heil!” at a prominent liberal activist.
— Angelo Carusone (@GoAngelo) August 10, 2017
“Nazi salutes are indefensible,” a CNN spokesperson said in a statement. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.”
On Twitter, Lord used the Nazi phrase in a retort to Angelo Carusone, who heads up the progressive group Media Matters for America.
As The Hill explains:
Lord wrote for the “The American Spectator” that called MMFA President Angelo Carusone and the liberal media watchdog site “Media Matters Fascists.”
Carusone hit back at Lord on Twitter, noting that he’d spelled his name wrong and asking, “Why do you expect anyone to take you seriously when you don’t take yourself seriously?”
Lord quickly responded, tweeting, “Sieg Heil!” — the Nazi salute for “Hail, my leader!” — before going on to defend the tweet.
Lord, a former Reagan adviser, was one of the earliest Trump supporters and regularly appeared on CNN.
- Report from CNN Money
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