Karl Penhaul Dropped by CNN After Tweets Calling Donald Trump ‘Racist Idiot’

By Mark Joyella 

CNN will no longer use international correspondent Karl Penhaul, after a series of tweets to Donald Trump and members of his family calling the Republican presidential candidate a racist.

In the series of tweets, which appear to have been deleted from Penhaul’s Twitter page but were captured by the CNNCommentary blog, Penhaul calls Trump a “racist idiot” and asks his children, Ivanka Trump and Donald Trump, Jr., if it’s difficult to have “a racist idiot for a dad.”

A CNN spokesperson tells TVNewser, “Karl Penhaul will no longer be serving in a freelance role for CNN.” Penhaul, who worked as an independent contractor for CNN, has also reported for Reuters and Univision.