President Donald Trump (video screenshot)

President Donald Trump (video screenshot)

One day after the Fox News Channel yanked one of its highly rated, controversial talk shows from the air, President Donald Trump jumped into the fray in attempt to save the program.

“Bring back @JudgeJeanine Pirro,” Trump tweeted on Sunday, referring to “Justice With Judge Jeanine,” which the network suddenly pulled from its scheduled broadcast Saturday night a week after Fox strongly condemned its own host Jeanine Pirro for remarks critical of Muslim U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn.

It was not clear if the decision not to air the program was a one-time change or a permanent decision, but CNN reported Pirro has been suspended by Fox, though her suspension was not announced publicly.

Judge Jeanine Pirro (Twitter profile)

Judge Jeanine Pirro (Twitter profile)

“We’re not commenting on internal scheduling matters,” said a Fox News spokesperson, declining to elaborate further on the matter.

The scrubbing of Pirro’s show also comes days after after a white eco-nationalist killed 50 Muslims and wounded dozens more in a terror attack on two New Zealand mosques.

Trump went far beyond just a simple message urging the return of Pirro’s show on Fox, as he dedicated three tweets Sunday to the issue.

“The Radical Left Democrats, working closely with their beloved partner, the Fake News Media, is using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our Country,” the president said. “They have all out campaigns against @FoxNews hosts who are doing too well.”

“Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigor,” Trump continued. “Stop working soooo hard on being politically correct, which will only bring you down, and continue to fight for our Country. The losers all want what you have, don’t give it to them. Be strong & prosper, be weak & die! Stay true to the people that got you there. Keep fighting for Tucker, and fight hard for @JudgeJeanine. Your competitors are jealous – they all want what you’ve got – NUMBER ONE. Don’t hand it to them on a silver platter. They can’t beat you, you can only beat yourselves!”

CNN cited a source who said Pirro “was suspended by Fox News after her widely criticized commentary doubting Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s patriotism,” with the source adding she has not been fired by the network.

As WND reported last week, Fox News took the rare step of “strongly” condemning and publicly condemning its own talk-show host after her controversial comments concerning Omar.

Pirro said of the Muslim congresswoman on her March 10 broadcast:

“Think about this. She’s not getting this anti-Israel sentiment doctrine from the Democrat party … So if it’s not rooted in the party, where is she getting it from? Think about it. Omar wears a hijab, which according to the Quran 33:59, tells women to cover so they won’t get molested.

“Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to shariah law which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?”

The following day, the network issued a statement about Pirro’s remarks, saying: “We strongly condemn Judge Jeanine Pirro’s comments about Rep. Ilhan Omar.

“They do not reflect those of the network and we have addressed the matter with her directly.”

Omar thanked Fox News via her Twitter account last Monday, telling her 720,000 followers:

“Thank you, @FoxNews. No one’s commitment to our constitution should be questioned because of their faith or country of birth.”

In the wake of the controversy, Pirro issued her own statement last week.

“I’ve seen a lot of comments about my opening statement from Saturday night’s show and I did not call Rep. Omar un-American,” Pirro explained.

“My intention was to ask a question and start a debate, but of course because one is Muslim does not mean you don’t support the Constitution. I invite Rep. Omar to come on my show any time to discuss all of the important issues facing America today.”

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