Donald Trump denies storming Piers Morgan’s interview | donald trump
Donald Trump has said he didn’t walk away from an interview with Piers Morgan, instead claiming the British TV presenter misleadingly edited a video of their meeting to create buzz around his new show.
A short clip aired on Wednesday to promote talkTV, the new television station owned by Rupert Murdoch, gave the impression that the former US president walked out of an interview with Morgan angered by hard-line questions.
The Sun and Murdoch-owned New York Post tabloids have made headlines about the supposed crisis as part of a carefully planned global marketing strategy for Morgan’s new show, which will launch on Monday.
Trump’s team claimed the clip was misleadingly edited to sound like Trump shouted “turn off the camera” as he angrily got up from his chair. Audio provided by Trump’s team to US media suggested the comment was actually made after the couple exchanged pleasantries at the end of the chat and was later edited for dramatic effect.
Taylor Budowich, Trump’s spokesperson, said, “It’s a pathetic attempt to use President Trump as a vehicle to revive the career of a failed television host.”
The mutually dependent relationship between Trump and Morgan has produced multiple interviews over the years, often generating headlines that keep the two in the public eye.
The premise of Morgan’s new national show is that the presenter will be a fearless individual who says things that are now impossible to say on national television. Promotional interviews for Piers Morgan Uncensored, which will earn its host tens of millions of pounds during its contract, showed him repeatedly complaining about ‘cancellation culture’ and comparing ‘woke’ policies to fascism. Morgan’s personal approach to marketing the program is to fight on Twitter with liberal or left-leaning critics in hopes of provoking a backlash.
Part of Morgan’s interview with Trump really didn’t go as planned, after a stranger handed over a dossier of critical comments Morgan had made about the US president in recent years.
In a surreal twist that shows how politics and the media are increasingly intertwined, it appears the individual responsible for the case was former Ukip leader Nigel Farage. He hosts a rival evening show on the right-wing GB News channel and will compete with Morgan’s show for most of the same viewers.
In a video posted to his YouTube channel, Farage recalled visiting Mar-a-Lago a few days before the interview and telling Trump that Morgan had “walked around bragging in the British media. that he was her friend while “stitching you up”. .
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine on Thursday morning, Morgan appeared to be pleased with Trump’s claim that the interview announcement had been misleadingly edited.
Morgan, who was previously sacked as editor of the Daily Mirror for posting fake photos, said: “He says it’s a rigged election, and he’s now saying I have a rigged promo. What I would say is watch the interview. Everything will be there. We will not make any fraudulent editions.
“The promo reflects exactly what happened. Donald Trump got really mad about one thing in particular and he couldn’t let it go. But when people see the interview, they’ll see that we have nice exchanges. We’ve always done it before. But simmers this anger he felt about what he was told before we started the interview.
The presenter quit ITV’s Good Morning Britain last year after refusing to apologize for comments he made about Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. He said he was not right-wing “but a pretty frustrated liberal” who had fallen victim to cancel culture.
In the end, the self-described “Narcissistically self-promoting” Morgan told the Lorraine show that he was delighted with Trump’s furious reaction to the interview, due to the publicity it was creating: the morning to a personal statement by Donald J Trump . [At] 5am, my phone started vibrating, and that was it!”