Trump has released yet another statement following his interview on Morgan’s show (Picture: Backgrid0
In a ‘man yells at cloud’ moment to rival all others, Morgan’s interview with former US President Trump on his new TalkTV show Uncensored went down just as one would have expected, with the two coming to blows for over an hour on everything from the US election to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
The drama was high from the off, after the promo clip for the episode suggested Trump stormed out of the interview, which he went on to proclaim as ‘fake news’, causing Caitlyn Jenner to initially pull out of her upcoming interview with Morgan (before appearing on the show later in the week…).
And days later it seems Trump is still keeping an eye on ratings for the show, after it made a decent start with a peak audience of nearly 400,000 tuning into his episode.
However, Morgan’s second show saw a massive decline in viewers, with 216,000 opting for the Tuesday edition, while Wednesday saw just shy of 100,000 switching off.
Trump wrote on Twitter in response on Sunday: ‘Ratings for the Piers Morgan interview with me were great!
‘Unfortunately, after that interview, his show bombed completely because of the fake narrative he tried to portray.
‘The fact is, I got a new close-up glimpse at Piers, and he no longer has what it takes. It’s over for him!’
Clearly not affected by the jibe from his sometimes-mate, Morgan responded on Twitter: ‘BREAKING: President Trump issues his 3rd statement about our interview. Apparently, it’s over for me. 🤣🤣
‘Actually, Donald, it’s only just begun… thanks again for a great interview (+ratings!) – I couldn’t have wished for a better launch.
‘When you calm down, let’s do it again.’
Now, this isn’t the first time Trump has felt so compelled to release a formal statement on his interview with Morgan, after he first slammed the journalist for making it look like he stormed out of his interview.
A dramatic video trailer teasing the chat showed Trump clashing with the ex-Good Morning Britain presenter over his claims that the last US election was rigged, it then appeared to show him walking off camera.
Trump later claimed the clip had been ‘doctored’, writing: ‘Piers Morgan, like the rest of the fake news media, attempted to unlawfully and deceptively edit his long and tedious interview.
‘He wanted to make it look like I walked out on the interview when my time limit of 20 minutes went over by an hour. The interview was very strong on the 2020 election fraud, with me calling him “a fool” if he truly believed those results.’
The statement added: ‘For those who want to make Piers look bad, compare his video promo and how it was doctored to the real thing.
‘Hopefully, they will now be doing some big changes to their final product.’
In regards to the statements, Morgan responded overnight: ‘Weird thing re all these President Trump statements about our interview is that most people who watched it thought he came over rather well.
‘So, I don’t know why he’s still so rattled by that 30-second promo but it’s quite funny. 🤣’