- A Denver talk radio host was fired during his show after he criticized President Donald Trump.
- Craig Silverman hosted “The Craig Silverman Show” on a conservative radio station that he said dismissed him after he aired a segment on Roy Cohn, a ruthless attorney who represented the Trump family in the 1970s.
- Silverman wrote online after his termination that he rejected the “Trump party line” and called “things as I see them.”
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A Denver talk-radio host was fired during his Saturday program after criticizing President Donald Trump.
Craig Silverman hosted “The Craig Silverman Show,” which aired Saturday mornings on 710 KNUS, a conservative radio station. Denver’s Fox 31 reported that Silverman was fired after airing a segment about Roy Cohn, a ruthless attorney who represented the Trump family in the 1970s but was disbarred for ethical violations.
The outlet also noted that Silverman’s program was no longer listed on the station’s website.
In replying to a tweet of support, Silverman wrote online Saturday night that he rejected the “Trump party line.”
"I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line," Silverman wrote on Twitter. "I call things as I see them. I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by President and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes w/courage to take oath and tell truth. Their bravery inspires me."
Joe Walsh, a longtime conservative figure who is mounting a 2020 primary challenge to Trump, wrote on Twitter that Silverman was "a great, honest voice on the radio" and that his firing was "pathetic."
Pathetic. @craigscolorado was a great, honest voice on the radio. But @SalemMediaGrp & almost all of conservative talk radio don’t want honesty. They want Trump worship. Salem got rid of @MedvedSHOW because he wouldn’t worship Trump & they pressured me to worship Trump. Pathetic. https://t.co/DYsoogd3cK
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) November 17, 2019
The incident came one day after Silverman posted a Facebook status praising Marie Yovanovitch, the former US ambassador to Ukraine, as "an American hero" for testifying in the impeachment hearings into Trump.
Later in the post, he asked listeners to tune in to his show for "independent analysis of the most important events of our time" and "be prepared to be challenged."
Fox 31 reported that Silverman was scheduled to appear on CNN's media-centric show "Reliable Sources" on Sunday morning.