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US Local radio host says he was fired for criticizing President Trump

19:30  17 november  2019
19:30  17 november  2019 Source:   9news.com

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Craig Silverman says he was relieved of his duties at KNUS during his show Saturday. DENVER — A host on a conservative Denver talk radio station was pulled off the air mid-show and fired for making comments critical of President Donald Trump , according to the host .

A radio host criticized Trump on the air. He was fired mid-show, he says . President Trump at the White House on Nov. 15. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Craig Silverman, a former local prosecutor, was replaying parts of a 2015 interview with Trump confidant Roger Stone when managers from 710

A host on a conservative Denver talk radio station was pulled off the air mid-show and fired for making comments critical of President Donald Trump, according to the host.

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Craig Silverman said it was 10:45 a.m. Saturday when the 710 KNUS program director came through the door and said "You're done."

In a tweet Saturday, Silverman said "I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line. I call things as I see them. I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by President and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes w/courage to take oath and tell truth. That bravery inspires me."

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Silverman said he isn’t sure about the future of his show. Silverman voted for Trump in 2016 and initially supported the president . But recent comments on Twitter, his radio show and in opinion pieces show his stance on the commander-in-chief has soured. A Denver native, Silverman has been a

Conservative Denver radio station 710 KNUS fired host and former district attorney Craig Silverman during his broadcast Saturday after he criticized Donald Trump , according to the Denver Post.Silverman told the paper he was taken off the air for replaying a 2015 interview with Trump

In a text to 9NEWS, Silverman said he "despised the smears" leveled against William Taylor, the US Ambassador to Ukraine; Marie Yovanovitch, the former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine; and George Kent, a top State Department official. All three testified publicly during the first week of impeachment hearings.

Silverman told 9NEWS he expressed his displeasure with "Trump's smear tweets, especially the one while she [Yovanovitch] was testifying."

Silverman had hosted the Craig Silverman Show for more than five years. His Twitter profile shows he is an attorney with the law firm of Springer & Steinberg. He is also a former Denver chief deputy district attorney.

A call to KNUS seeking comment Saturday has not yet been returned.

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