Former US President Donald Trump has claimed he hit not one, but seven holes in one on the golf course as he spoke to Piers Morgan ahead of an interview for his new show ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored’ .
In a first person account in The sun, the former Good Morning Britain presenter gave dramatic details of the moments leading up to the interview.
Morgan, who joined Rupert Murdoch-owned TalkTV to host his own program, met the former president at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Moments before the interview began, Morgan was told the former president was angry because he had been handed a list of critical comments the presenter had made about him.
Morgan then met with the former president in his office in an effort to convince him to do the interview as promised.
He says he found the former president “livid”.
“He was almost foaming at the mouth and kept shaking his head slowly and menacingly, like Don Corleone when he felt he had been disrespected,” Morgan wrote, adding that he needed to think of ways to help him. continue the interview. , after Mr Trump called it “disloyal” and “fake”.
“I’d love to talk about your recent golf hole-in-one,” I stammered. “Your playing partner Ernie Els raved about it,” Morgan wrote.
“He was? Where?” replied Mr. Trump.
Morgan then said he read a newspaper interview. “He said it was a brilliant shot and you played very well.”
“I did it, I did it,” Mr Trump said.
When Morgan asked if this was his first hole-in-one, Mr. Trump replied, “No! I had seven!
In golf, a hole-in-one refers to when a player hits the ball directly from the tee to the hole.
While Morgan says the claim sounded “implausible”, he didn’t think now was the right time to verify it. Instead, he praised Mr Trump and called his achievement “incredible”.
Earlier, Morgan was told the former president had seen a collection of quotes, including several dozen of his statements from columns about Mr Trump where he criticized his conduct in the final year of his presidency. Those comments included his handling of the Covid pandemic, his refusal to accept defeat in the 2020 presidential election, and his role in the Capitol Riots on January 6, 2020.
The interview, according to Morgan, was “intended to be an exclusive blockbuster to kick off my new global TV show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, on Monday, April 25.”
Morgan wrote that moments after claiming he had hit seven holes in one, Mr. Trump appeared to have decided to let go of his anger over the list of statements he had seen.
“OK, I guess I’ll do the interview anyway.” Honestly, I don’t know why, but I’ll see you there,” Mr. Trump said.