Piers thanks Trump after he says explosive chat will spark ‘burst of ratings’
PIERS Morgan has thanked Donald Trump after the ex-president said their explosive interview would give him a “big burst of ratings”.
Trump stormed out after Piers blamed his refusal to admit defeat in the 2020 vote for last year’s deadly Capitol riots.
He also barked “turn the cameras off” – but later denied walking away and claimed the clip was “deceptively edited”.
The former president has now doubled down on his remarks and released a second scathing statement slamming Piers.
He said: “Piers is off to a bad start, but thanks to me, he may get a final burst of big ratings before it all comes crashing down”.
Unrelenting Piers shared the statement on his Twitter as he urged Trump to “take a chill pill”.
He wrote: “Love these statements” followed by a love heart emoji.
After a preview of Piers’ interview was aired on Wednesday night, Trump accused the presenter of cutting out “very strong” discussion about his unproven voter fraud allegations in the 2020 election.
In the clip, Trump is seen screaming that Piers was “dishonest” and “a fool”.
He is heard barking at the shocked TV crew: “turn the cameras off”.
The 75-minute interview will be screened on the launch show of Piers Uncensored on TalkTV on Monday at 8pm.
Trump and Piers have been friends for 15 years – but he was enraged by a series of critical comments the TV star has made about his conduct in office.
They clashed before the interview began, and again on camera.
Writing in The Sun, Piers told how the President stared at him with “undisguised fury” and was “almost foaming at the mouth”.
At one stage, the President snarled at him: “What the f**k IS this?”
Trump said to Piers: “You’re not real. You’re a fake.” To which Piers replied: “No, I’m just brutally honest.”
- Watch Piers Morgan Uncensored on Monday 25th April on Sky 526, Virgin Media 627, Freeview 237, Freesat 217 or on Fox Nation in the US.