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Piers Morgan has a change of heart over Donald Trump’s presidential bid

2 March 2016

9:43 AM

2 March 2016

9:43 AM

After Super Tuesday, Donald Trump is the clear favourite to be the Republican candidate in the US presidential election. As naysayers go into panic mode over the possibility of President Trump, an unlikely ally has come to Trump’s aid.

Step forward Piers Morgan. The former Mirror editor waxed lyrical about the presidential hopeful on the Today show. Morgan says he speaks to Trump regularly — after he became acquainted with Trump when he appeared on his Celebrity Apprentice show in America:

‘I spent most of that time watching Trump in his natural habitat of his boardroom and I was very impressed with him. I saw a pretty smart guy who knew how to play that boardroom of very varied human contestants like a concert conductor. I saw someone who had a warmth, a good humor, a sense of perspective.’

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Morgan goes on to say that people need not be so scared of Trump getting into power — as he is more moderate than he makes out:

‘When I see Trump being more outrageous in some of the things he is saying and doing now, I think he is just doing that to grab media attention. And I think the reality of a Trump presidency, if it came to it, would be an awful lot more moderate.’

While Morgan stops short of endorsing the man, his words definitely mark a change in his attitude towards his old ‘friend’. In December, Morgan blasted Trump for saying that all Muslims should be banned from the United States. Writing for Mail Online, Morgan claimed Trump had ‘crossed a line’:

‘What’s not okay is banning an entire people, a religion, from America. For starters, it violates international law. Second, it evokes hideous memories of the Nazi purge of Jews in World War II based solely on their religious ethnicity.

But perhaps most pertinently for you Donald is that when applied to U.S. citizens who happen to also be Muslim, your rule would be a clear, flagrant breach of the US Constitution. A document you bow at the altar to during every debate about guns.’

Could Morgan be trying to get back in Trump’s good books now his chances of being the next President of the United States are looking up?

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  • sidor

    This is a significant signal of a weather change in the US politics. Morgan is a good meteorological instrument.

  • SunnyD

    Piers Morgan’s double speak knows no bounds
    I quite enjoy warming my vocal chords up in the mornings when he’s on GMB
    other than that, I’d rather pick up sh it and clap my hands than waste another keystroke on that man

  • Tickertapeguy

    Smart people support Donald Trump.

  • Cyril Sneer

    Who gives a fudge what Piers Morgan thinks. This cretin should not still be in the public eye after endangering British soldiers by publishing a photo that was obviously fake.

    Another useless good for nothing sack of sh te making too much money when he should be in prison or unemployed.

    Trump for President.

  • Davedeparis

    That Piers Morgan is singing Trump’s praises is complete and perfect condemnation of both these vain, shallow, anti-intellectual, big government loving frauds and bullies.

  • davidshort10

    It was such a brown nose appearance and what we are used to when it comes to Piers Morgan for whom the rich and ageing celebs can do no wrong.

  • The Masked Marvel

    What Morgan is really saying is that Trump is showman, don’t take anything he says on camera seriously, and he will most likely govern as the big-government, establishment Democrat that he has been all his life. Morgan may be despicable and wrong about most things, but he is not wrong about Trump.

    • Cyril Sneer

      Ah yeah more liberal propaganda.

      Smear smear smear, that’s how you boys like to do it. Truth doesn’t even come into it.

      • The Masked Marvel

        Telling the truth is a smear?

  • Hm99

    I can’t believe how disingenuous you are morgan. You say “he does/says outrageous things just to grab attention”. Was the University scam done to grab attention and the constant lies and backtracking of things that come out natural like mocking disabled and failing to disavow KKK and all the other stuff. Ordinary people, let alone ethnic minorities are frightened and need some level of integrity in their politicians. We don’t all have money and influence as you have. Trump is an affront to America and the western world – what an example of humanity to other cultures around the world. He is the lowest form of life an the worst product of capitalism, and you are defending him. Good luck I hope it helps your career.

    • post_x_it

      If Moron is pitching to become Drumpf’s communications chief, he has more b***s than I thought.

    • Adam Carter

      He did disavow the KKK.
      Find out what he says, not what his opponents claim he says.

    • Cyril Sneer

      Why should he?

      I guess you must be allergic to democracy or something,

      Perhaps you would like to remove the voting rights from anyone associated with the KKK? Democracy liberal style right?

      Or is it anyone who doesn’t fall into your accepted world view of mass immigration, cult of the multi-cult and America’s continued foreign wars.

      If someone votes for a politician then that is their business. The politician doesn’t get to dictate who can or cannot support him democratically through the ballot box.

      Do you want a democracy and a free country or what?

  • Zanderz

    He didn’t say ‘all Muslims should be banned from the US’ – he caveated it with ‘until we figure out what’s going on’ – i.e. a pause on unregulated immigration.

    Please stop misquoting him.

    • post_x_it

      Actually, he said until we figure out why they hate America so much. Which is a reasonable question to ask.

      • Ron Todd

        Because they have a religion that tells them they are better than everybody else. And yet when they look at the world they see almost every country outside Africa is a better place than any Muslim majority country. America is the most successful richest and powerful, and it is not Muslim.

    • john

      Oh that makes it OK then!

      • Sanctimony

        Well, it’s a start, I suppose !

      • Chamber Pot

        Well……yes ?

      • Adam Carter

        Of course it makes it OK.
        He has identified a problem and has said that a solution needs to be found.

        • john

          Please explain how you would identify a Muslim? Would Muslims just across the border in Canada be included? How about the King of Saudi Arabia?

      • Cyril Sneer

        Yes what he said is absolutely fine.

        You don’t like it because you don’t agree with what he said. That’s fine, don’t vote for him.

        There you go, that’s how democracy works.

        Now, do you want democracy or not?

  • Sig Ruman

    Am I first? So… Bottom feeders know their own kind. That’s all I got. I see either, I turn the channel.

  • Butterfingers

    Warm words by a first rate hack for a second rate wonker.

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  • starfish

    Could Morgan be trying to get back in Trump’s good books now his chances of being the next President of the United States are looking up?

    What do you think?

    Anyway I doubt that Trump cares what Moron thinks

    • Cyril Sneer

      There is no limit to how much brown nosing Morgan will do.

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