Houston’s KRIV Fox 26, fired reporter, Scarlett Fakhar, over what she claims was her open support of President-elect Donald Trump.

Fakhar, 25, who celebrated Trump’s win at the polls on social media, posted support for Trump on her Facebook page while welcoming the end of Barack Obama‘s presidency. Soon after her posts, her bosses sent her a pink slip.



The former KRIV Fox 26 Houston reporter thanked her supporters on social media after she informed them that her bosses had dismissed her ‘for expressing my conservative views on my private Facebook page’, according to the Dallas Morning News. The station is an affiliate of the Fox television network. Fox 26 representatives confirmed on Friday that Fakhar is no longer with the station. scarlett-fakhar-hotThe television journalist became the subject of controversy last week after she had announced on her personal Facebook page that she was ‘happy and relieved’ that Trump had won. ‘I prayed for the best leader that will turn this country that has become more violent and racist under the Obama administration than ever … into the America I once knew’, she wrote in a post that was later deleted. She said Obama ‘has made the entire country hate one another’. ‘I hate to say it … but the number of African Americans killing one another far outweighs the number of them being killed by whites’, she said. In the same post, she also said that anyone who ‘wanted Hillary’s free education’ should ‘work hard like the rest of us’ because ‘I will not be paying for your laziness’. h/t dailymail

A source said that Fakhar was dismissed because part of her reporting duties including covering political issues during the newscasts.


Permitting her to express opinions publicly on the subject would compromise her impartiality and betray a political bias, the source concluded.

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