CNN has cut ties with the writer who was exposed tweeting the world needs another Hitler.
Sunday Adeel Raja tweeted, then deleted, “The world today needs a Hitler.”
Raja has previously praised Adlof Hitler during the FIFA World Cup.
“The only reason I am supporting Germany in the finals – Hitler was a German and he did good with those Jews!” Raja wrote. “My support for Germany is due to what Hitler did with Jews!” Not long after, he tweeted, “Hail Hitler!”
Donald Trump is banned along with at least 100,000 Republican activists but a CNN contributor can praise Hitler. Sick! CNN literally employs Nazi lovers. pic.twitter.com/phJCwtfkWH
— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 16, 2021
CNN spokesman Matt Dornic has now told Mediaite “Adeel Raja has never been a CNN employee. As a freelancer, his reporting contributed to some newsgathering efforts from Islamabad. However, in light of these abhorrent statements, he will not be working with CNN again in any capacity.”