LOS ANGELES (CBS) – The Los Angeles Times on Thursday fired an international correspondent hours after he tweeted that he would “rather see Donald Trump’s life end.”

Freelance reporter Steven Borowiec was responding to a Time Magazine tweet about a Donald Trump photo gallery that read, “See Donald Trump’s life in photos,” CBS Los Angeles reported.

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Borowiec, a Seoul-based correspondent who covered South and North Korea for the Times, replied with “I would rather see Donald Trump’s life end.”

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The reporter promptly deleted the tweet, but screenshots of the image circulated around social media. Borowiec apologized, saying the tweet was meant “in jest.”

Times spokesperson Hillary Manning told CBS Los Angeles that Borowiec’s tweet “violated our professional standards” and that Borowiec was no longer with the company.

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