Trump Demands Fox News ‘Bring Back’ Jeanine Pirro After Show Was Pulled Saturday Night

Trump Demands Fox News ‘Bring Back’ Jeanine Pirro After Show Was Pulled Saturday Night

The morning after pro-Trump Fox News host Jeanine Pirro’s show was pulled by the network a week after the host suggested that a Muslim congresswoman didn’t believe in the U.S. Constitution because she wears a hijab, President Trump took to Twitter to demand that Fox News put Pirro back on the air.

“Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro,” Trump tweeted. “The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country.”

Trump went on to complain that the left is campaigning against Fox News hosts “who are doing too well,” likely referring to the backlash against Fox News primetime star Tucker Carlson over misogynistic and racist remarks unearthed by liberal media watchdog group Media Matters.

“Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country,” he added. “The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die!”

“Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for @JudgeJeanine,” the president concluded. “Your competitors are jealous – they all want what you’ve got – NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!”

Pirro came under fire last week for using her show-opening monologue to rail against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) over the congresswoman’s allegedly antisemitic remarks. The Fox News host asserted that Omar’s wearing of a hijab meant that she believed in Sharia law which was “in itself antithetical to the United States Constitution.”

Fox News would later “strongly” condemn Pirro over her remarks while Pirro released her own statement claiming that she didn’t call Omar un-American and that her only intention was to “start a debate.”

Pirro’s program was pulled from the schedule this past Saturday without any explanation from Fox News. When reached for comment, a Fox News spokesperson said the network is “not commenting on internal scheduling matters.”

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.