While heading out of an interview with Piers Morgan, former President Donald Trump blasted him and called him “very dishonest” after Morgan questioned Trump’s claims that he lost the 2020 presidential election because of widespread voter fraud.
The former president kept getting frustrated with the questioning, even going so far as to call Morgan a “fool,” according to clips of the interview.
“I think I’m a very honest man…much more honest than you, actually,” Trump said to Morgan at one point. The interviewer responded by saying, “Really?” Trump responded, “Yeah.” Morgan pointed out to the former president that elsewhere, the 2020 vote was considered to be “a free and fair election. You lost.”
“Only a fool would think that,” Trump followed up. “You think I’m a fool?” asked Morgan. “I do now, yeah.” Trump responded.
Trump has claimed since almost immediately after the 2020 election that the changes to widespread mail-in voting because of the COVID-19 pandemic covered up election fraud by Democrats and their surrogates in vital swing states like Arizona, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.
“With respect, you haven’t produced the hard evidence,” Morgan commented about Trump’s claims as the former president started to interject. “I don’t think you’re real,” Trump responded to Morgan, and he later turned to the production crew and called the interviewer “very dishonest.”
The preview clip of the interview then ended with Trump leaving his seat and asking the production crew to “turn the camera off,” as he added “very dishonest” while walking away.
In describing the experience in a column for The New York Post on Thursday, Morgan added that he also told Trump that he blamed the former president’s refusal to admit defeat for the deadly January 6, 2021 riot on the Capitol.
Trump later released his own audio of the final seven minutes of the interview, arguing that he did not walk off the set as the edited promotional videos seem to show.