Fox Business has chosen to bench host Trish Regan after she sparked controversy over her remarks about coronavirus.
The Hill reports 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