President Donald Trump complained about Jeanine Pirro's show not being aired Saturday night and demanded the network reinstate it.
Pirro has a long history of anti-Muslim remarks and has numerous associations with Islamophobic groups and people
A week earlier, Pirro created controversy when she suggested Rep. Ilhan Omar's hijab is "antithetical to the United States Constitution."
"Is her adherence to this Islamic doctrine indicative of her adherence to Sharia law, which in itself is antithetical to the United States Constitution?" Pirro asked in her monologue.
Trump commands Fox to bring Pirro back from suspension:
On Sunday morning, Mr. Trump took to Twitter and condemned the "radical Left Democrats" for "using every trick in the book to SILENCE a majority of our country."
"They have all out campaigns against Fox News hosts who are doing too well," the president claimed. "Fox must stay strong and fight back with vigor. Stop working sooo 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 and prosper, be weak and die."
The string of tweets comes one day after authorities said: "an immigrant-hating white supremacist" killed at least 50 people at a pair of mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Trump issued just a single tweet on the day of the attack extending his sympathies to the people of New Zealand, but he did not condemn the shooter's racial motives or acknowledge the targeting of Muslims.
Pirro’s show Justice With Judge Jeanine did not air over the weekend, while the network’s schedule for next Saturday also omits the programme.
CNN reported Pirro's absence Saturday was the result of a temporary suspension over the comments. A Fox News spokesperson declined to comment, saying, "We are not commenting on internal scheduling matters."
Fox News declined to comment on why a new episode didn't air, but one report indicated that she has been suspended from the network for two weeks