- Piers Morgan is doubling down on his place that Donald Trump misplaced the 2020 election.
- Morgan was responding to backlash from Trump followers after a tense interview with Trump aired.
- Trump walked out of his interview with Morgan after calling the British host a “fool.”
Piers Morgan doubled down on his place that former President Donald Trump misplaced the 2020 election, tweeting a matter-of-fact response to information that MAGA followers have been calling him a “traitor.”
Morgan re-tweeted an article printed by media outlet Raw Story, titled “MAGA fans rage at ‘TOTAL TRAITOR’ Piers Morgan for telling Trump he’s a loser.” The article highlights how some Trump supporters railed at Morgan for not siding with Trump over the previous president’s voter fraud claims.
In response, Morgan tweeted on Wednesday night: “He lost,” accompanied by two laugh-crying emojis.
Trump was seen in a promotional clip storming out of the interview with Morgan and insisting that the cameras be turned off after what gave the impression to be a tense alternate the place the previous president referred to as the British present host a “fool.”
“I think I’m a very honest man … much more honest than you, actually,” Trump informed Morgan within the promotional clip.
Morgan is then heard within the video questioning Trump on the 2020 vote, calling it a “free and fair election” that Trump misplaced. In response, Trump says: “Only a fool would think that.”
“You think I’m a fool?” Morgan stated.
“I do now, yeah,” Trump replied.
Morgan claimed the previous president stormed off earlier than the interview was over in a column for The Sun.
“Incensed Trump tried to end things by declaring ‘That’s it!’ before I reminded him that we hadn’t discussed his hole-in-one, which he then sat down again and did — briefly — before abruptly jumping to his feet, looking hateful, and barking at the shocked crew: ‘TURN THE CAMERAS OFF!'” Morgan wrote. “Then he turned on his heels, and sloped angrily off through a side door, loudly muttering ‘SO dishonest…'”
Trump’s crew has since launched audio of the interview that it says refutes Morgan’s claims that the previous president abruptly ended the interview.
Trump’s communications director Taylor Budowich informed NBC News Morgan dragged what was supposed to be a 20-minute interview out over greater than an hour.
Morgan’s 75-minute interview with Trump is now set to air on TalkTV, at 8 p.m. on April 25.