Piers Morgan claims Trump is bombarding him with emails, begging for support after he unfollowed him on Twitter
Piers Morgan has said that he has been bombarded and spammed with emails from POTUS Donald Trump "who is begging for his support" in the communication material. The 'Good Morning Britain' host claimed that he had received an email where Trump said he "needs him now more than ever". His co-host Susanna Reid commented on how "creepy" that was and that personally she would not have opened it. She said, "It sounds like a scam!" to which Morgan commented, "The sheer volume that I've had from him and his team. These automated emails to his "supposed supporters" have been a literal bombardment over the last week."
"It shows me that they're panicking, they must be panicking (as) I've never had it before. So there's a real battle now. We've got 130 odd days until the election and there's a general sense in America (that) they just can't cope with four more years of Trump," he added, Mirror reports.
"It's just so exhausting! And of course, all of the reasons he was doing well in all of the polls in January have disintegrated," he continued. "The economy's disintegrated, the public health crisis is exploding."
Reid chimed in, "There's more division," while referring to the death of 46-year-old George Floyd. In a viral video, a now-former Minneapolis police officer, Derek Chauvin was seen kneeling on the neck of Floyd while arresting him. Floyd repeatedly said he was unable to breathe but Chauvin paid no heed. Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for almost eight minutes in the video that sparked outrage not just in the US but across the world.
Morgan maintained, "All of the things that were going for him have collapsed. It's a perilous time for the incumbent president to get re-elected. I think it's going to be very close."
On April 25, Morgan took to Twitter to share that POTUS had unfollowed him: "UPDATE: President @realDonaldTrump has unfollowed me on Twitter, hours after I wrote this @DailyMail column:" he tweeted along with a screengrab of the column. Morgan had encouraged Trump to take to the knee.
In the column, Morgan had stated, "If President Trump really wants to make a statement about race and unity, one that rocks the entire world, then with the American people watching live on TV, he should simply take the knee in the Oval Office. In one stunning moment, Trump could heal so many wounds, unify so much of the country, and quite probably get himself re-elected," he continued. "Because it would show he finally gets it and actually cares." He went on to add, "Of course, it’s the very last thing anyone would expect him to do. But if Trump’s one thing, he’s constantly surprising. Do it, Mr. President, Take the knee."
The death of George Floyd saw the country erupt in nationwide protests over systematic racism. Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick had taken to the knee during the national anthem to protest against racial inequality in 2016. Since then Kaepernick has not played a season in the NFL. We had earlier shared that Trump offered his support to former NFL player Colin Kaepernick and is all for him getting a second shot at NFL. However, just hours after backing Kaepernick's return, Trump said all NFL players should stand during the national anthem. Trump opened up about Kaepernick while doing an interview with Sinclair correspondent Scott Thuman. "When the national anthem plays, and our flag — the great American flag — is raised, you should not be kneeling. You should be standing, ideally with your hand on your heart, or saluting, but they should not be kneeling," Trump said.