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CNN severs ties with commentator over Nazi salute tweet

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NEW YORK (AP) -

CNN says it has cut ties with conservative commentator Jeffrey Lord after he tweeted a Nazi salute at a critic.
  
A network spokesperson confirmed Thursday that Lord was no longer with the network and said that Nazi salutes are indefensible. The statement came hours after Lord tweeted the Nazi slogan "Sieg Heil" at the head of a liberal advocacy group, Media Matters for America.
  
Lord, who is a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump, has frequently clashed with CNN hosts, including Don Lemon and Anderson Cooper.
  
He is a contributor to the conservative magazine The American Spectator, and is a former aide to Jack Kemp and Ronald Reagan.
  
An email message sent to Lord was not immediately returned.

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