Conservative Radio Host Says He Was Fired Mid-Show for Criticizing Trump
Afterwords, he took to Twitter to say “I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line.”
This conservative radio host says he was fired mid-show for criticizing Trump.
Craig Silverman was the host of The Craig Silverman Show,” a talk show on conservative radio station KNUS in Denver, Colorado. He said he was in the middle of a segment about Trump’s former personal attorney, Roy Cohn, when he was suddenly interrupted.
“While I’m talking about the association of Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, Roger Stone, Roy Chon—right while I was making my points about that, the show went dark,” he explained during a November 17 CNN interview. “The program director came in, said, ‘You’re done.’”
The webpage for Silverman’s show is no longer available, despite it having been on KNUS since 2014. The station also deleted more than five years’ worth of episodes of his podcast from the site.
Silverman later took to Twitter to talk about his firing, saying, “I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line.”
“I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by [the] President and his cronies,” he continued. “I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes w/courage to take oath to tell truth. Their bravery inspires me.”
KNUS general manager and VP Brain Taylor has denied Silverman’s allegations, saying that the show was not canceled, and that they never told him it wasn’t because of his stance on Trump.
According to the Denver Post, Silverman voted for Trump in 2016, but has suggested on his show and on social media that he no longer approves of the president.