CNN ditches pro-Trump commentator for tweeting ‘Sieg Heil!’

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CNN severed ties with Trump supporter Jeffrey Lord, who had frequently appeared as a commentator since last year’s campaign, over a tweet in which he used the Nazi phrase “Sieg Heil” in response to Angelo Carusone, who heads the liberal activist organization Media Matters for America. Lord, a columnist at the conservative magazine The American Spectator, recently criticized Media Matters for its campaign to get Sean Hannity fired from Fox News, a “fascist game” aiming to deny Hannity’s “free speech.” CNN said Lord’s tweet crossed a line. “Nazi salutes are indefensible,” the network said in statement. “Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network.” The split marked the latest in a series of CNN clashes with Trump and his supporters.

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