Thursday afternoon, CNN severed ties with its most Donald Trump-backer Jeffrey Lord after Lord tweeted “Sieg Heil!” at Media Matters president Angelo Carusone.
Twitter had plenty to say after the firing — with most celebrating the move. Here’s a sampling of the reaction from social media:
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) August 10, 2017
An amendment to “never tweet”: If it takes a stupid tweet for CNN to fire Jeffrey Lord, I’m all for it. pic.twitter.com/neWCyzg8lG
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) August 10, 2017
Media smears Jeffrey Lord for making “Nazi gesture” when he was clearly satirizing the left. https://t.co/Du3w9a7m3l
— Mike Cernovich ?? (@Cernovich) August 10, 2017
As Maya Angelou told us, “When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time.”
Kick rocks Jeffrey Lord!
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) August 10, 2017
Jeffrey Lord for comms dir?
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) August 10, 2017
There is something wrong in a world in which CNN fires Jeffrey Lord but retains diva @ananavarro who is literally dumber than dog shit
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) August 10, 2017
That feeling when Jeffrey Lord gets fired: pic.twitter.com/uSTL59NsiW
— Zach Braff (@zachbraff) August 10, 2017
cnn deserves ZERO credit for firing jeffrey lord. ZERO.
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 10, 2017
Most every operative who has worked campaigns in recent years was wondering what Lord was doing on the tube in first place
— Jonathan Martin (@jmartNYT) August 10, 2017
CNN should be ashamed at how long they kept Jeffrey Lord on the air in the first place. Shameful.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) August 10, 2017
CNN was good with Jeff Lord’s bullshit for a long time. That they discovered some sort of moral compass today is quite a trick.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) August 10, 2017
Jeffrey Lord having to tweet a literal Nazi salute to get fired from CNN tells you everything you need to know about Jeff Zucker.
— Travon Free (@Travon) August 10, 2017
I bet Jeffrey Lord ends up on “Hannity”.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) August 10, 2017
RIP CNN’s Skype cam of Jeffrey Lord’s basement
— Mдтт Иegяiи ? (@MattNegrin) August 10, 2017
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