- Piers Morgan is doubling down on his position that Donald Trump lost the 2020 election.
- Morgan was reacting to backlash from Trump fans after a tense interview with Trump aired.
- Trump walked out of his interview with Morgan after calling the British host “crazy”.
Piers Morgan has doubled down on his stance that former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 election, tweeting a factual response to news that MAGA fans were calling him a “traitor”.
Morgan retweeted an article published by news outlet Raw Story, titled “MAGA fans rage over ‘TOTAL TRAITOR’ Piers Morgan for telling Trump he’s a loser.” The article highlights how some Trump supporters have criticized Morgan for not siding with Trump over the former president’s voter fraud allegations.
In response, Morgan tweeted Wednesday night, “He lost,” along with two crying laughing emojis.
Trump was seen in a promotional clip emerging from the interview with Morgan and insisting the cameras be turned off after what appeared to be a tense exchange where the former president called the British host “crazy”.
“I think I’m a very honest man…much more honest than you, actually,” Trump told Morgan in the promo clip.
Morgan is then heard in the video asking Trump about the 2020 vote, calling it a “free and fair election” that Trump lost. In response, Trump says, “Only a fool would think that.”
“You think I’m a fool? said Morgan.
“I do now, yes,” Trump replied.
Morgan claimed the former president stormed off before the interview was over in a column for The Sun.
“Irate 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 suddenly jumping to his feet, looking hateful and d barking to the shocked crew: ‘TURN OFF THE CAMERAS!'” Morgan wrote. “Then he turned on his heels and angrily fled out a side door, muttering out loud ‘SO dishonest…'”
Trump’s team has since released audio of the interview, which it says refutes Morgan’s claims that the former president abruptly ended the interview.
Trump communications director Taylor Budowich told NBC News that Morgan dragged what was supposed to be a 20-minute interview for over an hour.
Morgan’s 75-minute interview with Trump is now airing on TalkTV, at 8 p.m. April 25.