Jeffrey Lord said he was mocking Angelo Carusone’s call to boycott Sean Hannity’s Fox News show, making a reference to censorship, when he posted the words “Sieg Heil!”.
CNN did not accept his explanation and fired him almost immediately.
— Jeff Lord (@realJeffreyLord) August 10, 2017
Jeffrey Lord, the indefatigable defender of President Trump whose advocacy turned him into an unlikely political celebrity, was fired by CNN on Thursday after a convoluted Twitter exchange in which he evoked — mockingly, he said — a Nazi salute.
Mr. Lord received the news by telephone while on his way to CNN’s Manhattan studio in a town car provided by the network, which ferried him from his home near Harrisburg, Pa.
After Mr. Lord, 66, learned that his contract had been severed, the car turned around. “I didn’t have to walk; I thanked them for that,” he said in a telephone interview from the road.
Read more about it at the New York Times.