A CNN host called Donald Trump a "piece of s**t" and a "man-baby" following the President's widely-criticised response to the London terror attack.
Reza Aslan said Mr Trump was an "embarrassment to America" after the commander-in-chief made a series of statements on Twitter linking the attack on London Bridge and Borough Market to his own domestic political agenda.
In response to Mr Trump's tweet calling for his Muslim travel ban to be put in place, Mr Aslan tweeted: "This piece of s**t is not just an embarrassment to America and a stain on the presidency. He's an embarrassment to humankind."
Mr Aslan, the host of CNN's Believer programme, a "spiritual adventure series" about religion, has since deleted the post and apologised.
He said later: "When in the first few minutes of the terror attack in London, the President of the United States tweeted about his travel ban, I lost my cool and responded to him in a derogatory fashion.
"That's not like me. I should have used better language to express my shock and frustration at the President's lack of decorum and sympathy for the victims of London."
However, Mr Aslan's message calling Mr Trump "a man-baby that must be ignored in times of crisis" remains live. It was in response to NBC News' decision not to cover Mr Trump's retweet of an unverified Drudge Report story about the London attack.
Mr Trump sent a string of tweets following the attack by three men armed with knives, in which seven people were killed and dozens injured.
He said: "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough. We need the courts to give us back our rights. We need the Travel Ban as an extra level of safety!
"Whatever the United States can do to help out in London and the U. K., we will be there - WE ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS!
"We must stop being politically correct and get down to the business of security for our people. If we don't get smart it will only get worse.
"At least 7 dead and 48 wounded in terror attack and Mayor of London says there is 'no reason to be alarmed!'
"Do you notice we are not having a gun debate right now? That's because they used knives and a truck!"
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