Fired CNN host unloads on CNN chief Jeff Zucker for ‘making a fortune pretending to oppose Trump’

On the one year anniversary of his show’s cancellation, former CNN host Reza Aslan blasted CNN president Jeff Zucker for apparent hypocrisy over the network’s position on President Donald Trump.

Aslan was fired and his documentary show on world religions was cancelled last June after he called Trump a “piece of s**t” and a “stain on the presidency.”

What did Aslan say?

In several tweets, Aslan commemorated his show’s cancellation and revealed Zucker refused to pay him or his staff their “due wages” after Aslan’s controversial tweet.

“1 year ago today Jeff Zucker @CNN canceled my show Believer during its second season-refusing to pay me or my staff their due wages-because I tweeted that Trump was a piece of shit for using London terror attack to push his Muslim ban. I haven’t changed my opinion of either man,” Aslan said.

In response to a fan, Aslan explained Zucker denied him the wages due to a morality clause in his contract.

“For those of you asking, Zucker refused to pay me by citing the morality clause in my contract. Yup, you read that correctly,” he explained.

Then Aslan blasted Zucker for reaping massive profits off of CNN’s wall-to-wall Trump coverage.

Let’s be clear about this: Jeff Zucker made a fortune creating Donald Trump at NBC; he made a fortune getting Trump elected with a billion dollars in free airtime; and he’s now making a fortune pretending to oppose Trump at CNN. https://t.co/YOIbhYgNkb

— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 16, 2018

Anything else?

Aslan explained that when Zucker cancelled Aslan’s show, he even erased the show’s archive, seemingly so no one could ever watch it again.

Did I mention that the day Zucker canceled Believer he scrubbed all of @CNN archives of the show so that no one could watch it again? You can see pretty much every CNN show ever produced on the CNN app… except Believer. https://t.co/kKnLwSNebL

— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 16, 2018


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