A host from a conservative radio station in Denver said he was abruptly fired after criticizing President Trump during his weekly talk show Saturday morning.
Craig Silverman, a former local prosecutor, was replaying parts of a 2015 interview with Trump confidant Roger Stone when managers from 710 KNUS cut him off and switched to network news, according to the Denver Post. Stone was convicted Friday of witness tampering and lying to Congress in connection with the investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
In the clip, Silverman told Stone that he was bothered by Trump’s relationship with the late Roy Cohn, Trump’s former attorney and mentor, who was widely regarded as a ruthless and unscrupulous power broker.
Silverman said the station’s program director came through the door without warning and told him, “You’re done,” according to the Denver Post. The host added that he intended to spend the last hour of his show discussing “how toxic Trump is in Colorado” and arguing that congressional Democrats were “making a strong case” in the impeachment inquiry.
Silverman and representatives from KNUS and Salem Media Group did not immediately respond to a request for comment Sunday morning. The station appeared to have deactivated the website for “The Craig Silverman Show,” and some of the show’s archive appeared to have been removed.
On Twitter, Silverman signaled that he was targeted because he refused to support the president….