Piers Morgan tells Tucker Carlson he 'doesn't know' if Meghan was lying in Oprah interview: 'I don't care'
After walking off of the sets of 'Good Morning Britain', Piers Morgan gave his first on-camera interview to Fox News' Tucker Carlson, and he had a few more things to say about Meghan Markle. In the virtual interview for 'Tucker Carlson Today', Morgan spoke about the consequences of his comments on Meghan and Prince Harry's interview to Oprah Winfrey and said that his freedom of speech was impinged upon.
Morgan also asked, "Now, is she deliberately lying? Is she completely delusional? I don't know, but frankly, I don't care."
Morgan quit as host of the morning show after receiving immense backlash over his reaction to the interview, wherein he implied that the duchess was lying about the royal family being racist and brushed off her suicidal thoughts. While appearing on the Fox News show, he also decried "the appalling smearing of the Queen" and also accused Markle of implying that Queen Elizabeth II is racist.
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Markle had not said anything regarding the Queen, and Harry had clarified that the family member who had made comments about Archie's skin color was not her.
Morgan also said he shouldn't have walked off the sets of GMB after his co-host Alex Beresford told him that his criticism of Meghan was personal as she had ghosted him after the two went out for drinks once. Morgan said, "Now I walked off for a few minutes, then I realized, this is stupid. I shouldn't have walked off," adding, "You know, you should always be able to have a debate. I was angry in the moment that he was trying to personalize this, make it some personal vendetta I have with Meghan Markle, which I don't."
Carlson in return told Morgan that he "checked every box on the journalism checklist" before he stormed off the sets of the show. Morgan said, "Well, I'll tell you, it's very interesting, because if you believe Twitter, I got my comeuppance rightly and deservedly. You know, the woke mob, their court had met. I'd been convicted summarily. Meghan Markle had complained to my boss, complained to the government regulator, and I was gone for not apologizing for disbelieving her."
Carlson also framed Morgan as the victim of "a scam". Carlson said, "So if most people in Britain - and I think you speak for America, too - see what's going on here, they see that it's a scam, they see that wokeness is really an effort by the people who are already in charge to gain more power and wealth for themselves - it so clearly is that - why is everyone putting up with it?"
Carlson in fact continued, "Why in the nation that gave the rest of the world the freedom of speech - which is Great Britain, that's where that right came from, they were the first to enshrine it - why is a small percentage of the population able to impose this un-English, un-Western idea on everybody else?"
Morgan replied that all of this was "terrifying" and said that "people feel so cowed by the fear of the woke mob that they can't express an honestly held opinion without being immediately branded a racist."
To this Carlson said, "The only reason we are having this conversation is because the Murdoch family, which controls Fox, is standing up in the face of the mob, and they haven't bowed," and added, "I mean that's literally the only reason that I still have my job, and we're having this conversation."
When asked what he was going to do now, Morgan said that he would take a few months' break, get fit, considering how morning shows are punishing, and also added, "I'm going to scheme and plot my next stage of global domination."