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The Margin: Trish Regan’s show on Fox Business put on hiatus following controversial coronavirus remarks

Several days after Trish Regan infuriated many viewers by calling coronavirus coverage “another attempt to impeach the president,” Fox Business announced that her primetime program is going on hiatus.

The network, which shares common ownership with MarketWatch, announced Friday that “Trish Regan Primetime” and “Kennedy” [helmed by Lisa “Kennedy” Montgomery] will be off the air until further notice.

“Due to the demands of the evolving pandemic crisis coverage, we are deploying all resources from both shows for staffing needs during critical market hours,” the network said in a statement, as reported by Deadline.

Regan tweeted that she supported the decision, as “we must all do our part to keep colleagues safe.”

On Monday night, Regan incurred the wrath of many on the internet with a segment where she accused Democrats and the “liberal media” of using the coronavirus to “destroy the president,” going so far as to say that Democrats blame Trump for the COVID-19 virus.

“We’ve reached a tipping point,” she said, as a graphic reading “Coronavirus Impeachment Scam” was put on the screen beside her. “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.”

“Fox & Friends” guest Jerry Falwell Jr. was also slammed earlier in the week for suggesting that North Korea created the coronavirus to hurt America. He argued that concern over the virus was being used as the “next attempt to get Trump,” as well, and claimed people are “overreacting” to the pandemic that has spread to 147,838 people and killed 5,539 across the globe.

Fox News has made other moves in response to the coronavirus this week, such as calling on the news channel’s staffers to “keep in mind that viewers rely on us to stay informed during a crisis of this magnitude and we are providing an important public service to our audience by functioning as a resource for all Americans.”

It’s also scrapping live guests in favor of Skype interviews, encouraging workers to telecommute, and ramping up sanitization efforts in the workplace, according to a memo obtained by the Los Angeles Times, the Daily Beast and other news outlets on Thursday.