Fox Business, Trish Regan Part Ways After She Claimed Coronavirus Was Meant to Impeach Trump

Fox Business host Trish Regan was relieved of her position Friday after telling her viewers in March that the Democratic response to the White House response to the coronavirus pandemic was "another attempt to impeach the president."

"We've reached a tipping point," Regan said on an installment of Trish Regan Primetime. "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."

"The hate is boiling over," Regan added. "Many in the liberal media using, and I mean using, coronavirus in an attempt to demonize and destroy the president."

Regan's program went on hiatus soon after her statements.

"FBN has taken prudent steps to limit staffing levels and is prioritizing its coverage during market hours," Regan tweeted at the time. "I fully support this decision- we all must to do our part to keep our colleagues safe. #TrishRegan"

I want to let everyone know that Trish Regan Primetime is now on hiatus. FBN has taken prudent steps to limit staffing levels and is prioritizing its coverage during market hours. I fully support this decision — we all must to do our part to keep our colleagues safe. #TrishRegan

— Trish Regan (@trish_regan) March 14, 2020
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Fox Business Network has parted ways with host Trish Regan, the network announced on Friday. Roy Rochlin/Getty

"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," said Fox Business in a statement sent to Newsweek on Friday. "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."

"I have enjoyed my time at FOX and now intend to focus on my family during these troubled times," Regan said in a Friday statement sent to Newsweek. "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."

In February, before the coronavirus pandemic heavily impacted the U.S., President Donald Trump told a campaign rally crowd in North Charleston, South Carolina that Democrats were using the coronavirus threat as a "hoax."

"The Democrats are politicizing the coronavirus," Trump said. "They're politicizing it. You say, 'How is President Trump doing?' and they go, 'Oh, not good, not good.'"

"This is their new hoax," Trump added.

Friday, Trump signed an emergency coronavirus stimulus package that promised to provide needed funds for individuals and businesses affected by the virus outbreak, which has caused many businesses to shut down.

"It's twice as large as any relief ever signed," Trump said Friday from the Oval Office. "You're talking about a $6.2 trillion dollar bill and this will deliver urgently needed relief to our nation's families, workers and businesses. That's what this is all about."

"I want to thank Republicans and Democrats for coming together, setting aside their differences and putting America first," Trump added. "We're going to keep our small businesses strong and our big businesses strong and that's keeping our country strong and our jobs strong."