Fox Business has officially parted ways with Trish Regan after her controversial comments about the coronavirus.
A Fox Business spokesperson said:
“We thank her for her contributions to the network over the years and wish her continued success in her future endeavors. We will continue our reduced live primetime schedule for the foreseeable future in an effort to allocate staff resources to continuous breaking news coverage on the Coronavirus crisis.”
Earlier in the month, Fox Business has already chosen to bench host Trish Regan after she sparked controversy over her remarks about coronavirus.
The Hill reported March 14th Fox Business announced this week that the show hosted by Trish Regan will be on “hiatus” following controversial remarks she made about the coronavirus.
“Fox Business’s prime-time programs Trish Regan Primetime and Kennedy will both be on hiatus until further notice,” the network said in a statement, referring to Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery, who hosts her own show on the network. “Due to the demands of the evolving pandemic crisis coverage, we are deploying all resources from both shows for staffing needs during critical market hours. Fox Business will run long form programming in prime time for the foreseeable future.”
Fox Business added the hiatus for Kennedy was related to staffing.
The announcement from Fox Business came amid fallout from Regan’s claims that the coronavirus is “another attempt to impeach” President Trump.
“We’ve reached a tipping point. The chorus of hate being leveled at the president is nearing a crescendo as Democrats blame him, and only him, for a virus that originated halfway around the world. This is yet another attempt to impeach the president,” she said Monday, adding that Democrats and the “liberal media” were using the coronavirus to “destroy the president.”
Regan’s comments led to an avalanche of criticism, with some saying the host should be permanently fired.
Regan, a reliable supporter of Trump on her show, took a milder tone when discussing the coronavirus Friday night shortly before her hiatus was announced.
“Our path forward right now is together, the left and the right united to fight this crisis,” Regan said on her program. “We’re all in this together, and we need to stay safe.”
She later tweeted Friday night that she “fully” supports Fox Business’s decision and that “we all must to do our part to keep our colleagues safe.”
I want to let everyone know that Trish Regan Primetime is now on hiatus. FBN has taken prudent steps to limit staffing levels and is prioritizing its coverage during market hours. I fully support this decision — we all must to do our part to keep our colleagues safe. #TrishRegan
— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) March 14, 2020
This was the segment that caused the controversy.
Trish Regan has issued a statement, keeping things classy after Fox Business has officially parted ways with her after her controversial comments about the coronavirus.
I have enjoyed my time at FOX and now intend to focus on my family during these troubled times.
I am grateful to my incredible team at FOX Business and for the many opportunities the network has provided me. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career.
Many on Twitter were not happy about Trish Regan being let go.
I have watched MSNBC, CNN, NYT, WaPo and many more lie, spin, manipulate, doxx and try to utterly destroy this country for the last 3 years but since some at Fox don’t agree with @trish_regan questionings she is gone? Shallow.
I’m a Trish Regan fan. I’ll follow where she goes.
— Kambree (@KamVTV) March 27, 2020
So let me get this straight…
Fox continues to let lying and cheating @donnabrazile pollute their airwaves?
Yet they just parted ways with @trish_regan because she had a common opinion amongst conservatives almost a month ago?
Maybe a good opportunity for @OANN to capitalize!
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) March 28, 2020
Meanwhile, Some Democrats felt getting rid of Trish was not enough.
It remains a challenge to figure out what Trish Regan said about coronavirus that was meaningfully different than what Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro and Laura Ingraham have said
— Jeremy Barr (@jeremymbarr) March 27, 2020
This is getting 0.00001% level of attention of the breaking news tweet but it really is the salient point: Trish Regan isn’t gone bc of what she said, she’s gone because that + expendable. Hannity is not expendable. https://t.co/idL3rSz3Y8
— Dylan Byers (@DylanByers) March 27, 2020
This article first appeared on TheConservativeOpinion.com