Piers Morgan mends feud with Trump in 25-minute phone call, upbeat POTUS tells him 'I'm going to win' in 2020
The relationship between the duo took a dive when Morgan denounced Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis in a column
British journalist Piers Morgan appears to have cleared his differences with President Donald Trump. The 55-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter took to Twitter on Saturday, October 24, to share the details of his conversation with the US president, who had unfollowed Morgan earlier this year on the popular micro-blogging site despite the pair previously having a cordial relationship.
The relationship between the duo took a dive when Morgan denounced Trump's handling of the coronavirus crisis in a column in Daily Mail, writing: "President Trump’s bats**t crazy coronavirus 'cure' theories are not just shockingly senseless and stupid – they’re going to kill people." Shortly after Trump unfollowed him, the British journalist took to Twitter announcing: "UPDATE: President @realDonaldTrump has unfollowed me on Twitter, hours after I wrote this @DailyMail column." Morgan then added: "FFS @realDonaldTrump – this is not a joke. 50,000 Americans are dead & many more will die. Stop this nonsense & get serious."
However, it seems that the duo has buried the hatchet as they reportedly had a lengthy conversation over the phone call and Trump made a bold claim about the 2020 election. Morgan on Saturday tweeted: "Just had a 25-minute chat on the phone with President @realDonaldTrump from the White House. His last words? ‘Piers, I’m going to win.’" There were many social media users, however, who slammed Piers as they noted that Trump was not in the White House, to which Morgan responded, adding: "* Via White House switchboard...". When a Twitter user questioned the presenter whether he believes Trump's claim, Morgan said: "I believe Trump thinks he's going to win, yes."
Just had a 25-minute chat on the phone with President @realDonaldTrump from the White House.— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 24, 2020
His last words? ‘Piers, I’m going to win.’
The Good Morning Britain host also shared another question from a follower who had asked whether he calls Trump "Donald." Morgan shared: "As he is your friend, do you call him Donald or Mr President?" The presenter replied with: "I call him Mr President out of respect for the office he holds."
I call him Mr President out of respect for the office he holds. https://t.co/B7aGCrtXC4— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 24, 2020
The British journalist's tweet came shortly after his appearance on Fox & Friends in the US where he encouraged Trump to follow him on Twitter again. He said: "If the president is watching, he might be, I know you unfollowed me on Twitter because I was very critical on you in this crisis. You may want to re-follow me now because if you take my advice you still have a chance to keep in the White House."
Morgan, in a recent column in Daily Mail, had claimed that Trump, according to him, won the final presidential debate with former Vice-President Joe Biden. He wrote: "His performance last night has given him an unexpected new springboard to salvage a shock victory from the jaws of apparently inevitable defeat. Donald Trump won last night’s debate. Not by beating Joe Biden… but by beating himself. And in doing so, he may just have blown this race back open again."
“To my astonishment, instead of succumbing to his basest instincts, Trump pursed his lips, screwed up his cheeks, grimaced, scowled and, for the most part, avoided temptation," he wrote. "Instead of the ranting, deluded, narcissistic buffoon we got last time, this was a far calmer, measured, focused, well-prepared, non-scary and even empathetic performance by the president."
The president, as of Sunday, October 25, does not follow Morgan on Twitter.