Former CNN contributor Reza Aslan suggested White House counselor Kellyanne Conway needed to be “eradicated” — prompting Twitter to do … well, nothing.
Aslan, an Iranian-American scholar who hosted a “spiritual travel series” called “Believer” on the left-leaning network, was responding to comments made by Conway about the recent tragedies in El Paso and Dayton.
The president’s adviser offered reasonable thoughts about coming together as Americans and suggested that “finger-pointing, name-calling and screaming,” as Democrats are wont to do in these situations, will solve nothing.
Aslan proved her right moments later when he tweeted, “You are ‘the depraved evil’ we need to eradicate.”
You are “the depraved evil” we need to eradicate. https://t.co/zPJhVS1hkn
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) August 4, 2019
Hmm. He’ll have fun at his 10-hour interview with the Secret Service.
When television host John Cardillo responded that the only way to interpret Aslan’s comments was as a direct threat against Conway, the former CNN employee doubled down: “We are all so f***ing fed up with you racist GOPers and your bad faith bull***.”
We’re not sure the description of “scholar” should be applied to this individual.
Should seek help. Honestly, after the Secret Service interview, he may want to consider seeking some sort of help to overcome his Trump Derangement Syndrome.
TDS can be a terrible thing. And he has a history of symptoms, in our view. Following a terrorist attack at London Bridge in 2017, Aslan cursed out President Donald Trump as a “piece of s***” and “man baby” for reiterating the need for a travel ban.
Translation: the president is a man baby that must be ignored in times of crisis. https://t.co/Kv1hIC7hEG
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) June 3, 2017
“This piece of s*** is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He’s an embarrassment to humankind,” Aslan wrote.
CNN cut ties with the host following those comments.
Totally cool with threat. At the beginning of the year, Aslan helped spread the Covington Catholic media hoax, in which teenagers were falsely accused of harassing a Native-American Vietnam veteran.
In doing so, Aslan also threatened one of the teenagers with violence.
Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s? pic.twitter.com/jolQ7BZQPD
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 20, 2019
Twitter responded to the threat, saying it “could not identify any violations of the Twitter Rules or applicable law.”
Similarly, the social media giant could find no violations with his call to “eradicate” Kellyanne Conway.
“This tweet does not break our rules at this time,” an official told The Daily Wire.
On Monday, President Trump lashed out at the fake news media, saying they are in part responsible for the level of anger in this country. Aslan’s threat is further proof that he is absolutely correct.
This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.
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