Published: Fri, August 11, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

CNN Cuts Ties With Jeffrey Lord After Nazi Salute Tweet

CNN Cuts Ties With Jeffrey Lord After Nazi Salute Tweet

CNN watchers can say goodbye and Auf Wiedersehen to Jeffrey Lord, a man who was oftentimes seen on CNN defending President Donald Trump.

"Nazi salutes are indefensible", said a spokesperson for the media outlet. "Jeffrey Lord is no longer with the network".

Lord had been with the network for nearly exactly two years, joining CNN in August 2015 as essentially the network's first explicitly pro-Trump commentator.

He began feuding with Angelo Carusone, president of the group Media Matters for America, on Twitter on Thursday after Lord published a blog post on the website The American Spectator in which he referred to Carusone's group as "Media Matters Fascists".

Lord tweeted "Sieg Heil!" at the Media Matters editor.

CNN has cut ties with one of its most prominent conservative voices.

"This is America, Angelo".

The controversial tweet by Lord gained attention after several publications reported it and Carusone took a screenshot and tweeted it at CNN, asking for the network to comment on "on air talent issuing (in serious and non-ironic way) Nazi victory salutes".

Carusone pointed out on Twitter that Lord had misspelled his name in the headline, to which Lord responded "Sieg Heil!"

Under withering criticism from others on social media, Lord did not backtrack from the Nazi reference. The screed lashed out at what Lord describes as "Media Matters Fascists".

McEnany asked to be let out of her CNN contract to become the spokeswoman for the RNC.

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