March 28, 2020 10:08AM EDT
Trish Regan has parted ways with FOX Business after the former anchor went on a viral rant about coronavirus. Here’s 5 things to know about her.
FOX Business viewers won’t be seeing Trish Regan on their screens anymore. The 47-year-old parted ways with the network after her controversial comments about the coronavirus pandemic went viral. FOX announced her departure on March 27, saying in a statement, “FOX Business has parted ways with Trish Regan – we thank her for her contributions to the network over the years and wish her continued success in her future endeavors,” it read. “We will continue our reduced live primetime schedule for the foreseeable future in an effort to allocate staff resources to continuous breaking news coverage on the Coronavirus crisis.” In her own statement, Trish said she enjoyed her time with the network, and now intends to focus on her family during these “troubled times”. She also added, “I am grateful to my incredible team at FOX Business and for the many opportunities the network has provided me. I’m looking forward to this next chapter in my career.” Here’s 5 things to know about Trish.
1. She called coronavirus an “impeachment scam.” The former Trish Regan Primetime host went viral when she accused liberals of using the COVID-19 outbreak to “demonize and destroy the president” on the March 7 episode of her show. With a graphic reading “Coronavirus Impeachment Scam” on screen, Regan told viewers, “The chorus of hate being leveled at the president is nearing a crescendo as Democrats blame him and only him for a virus that originated halfway around the world. This is yet another attempt to impeach the president,” she said, adding, “This is a time to be united, not to be pointing fingers, not to be encouraging hate.” After showing a video montage of members of the media criticizing Trump’s response to the outbreak, Regan told FOX viewers, “They want to blame him for literally anything they can and they have no real interest, shall we say, in finding who’s to blame — who is the root cause of this. From what we can tell, this all originated out of China.”
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