Piers Morgan has been vocal on US politics due to his long standing friendship with Donald Trump. The Good Morning Britain host has criticised the US President at times, but has also emerged as one of his biggest supporters from the UK on other issues. Their relationship appeared to deteriorate earlier this year, however, after President Trump unfollowed Piers on Twitter. The journalist had hit out at the President for his comments on coronavirus. Mr Trump has suggested disinfectant could be used to treat the disease.
Piers said in his Daily Mail column: “By far the most reckless and dangerous thing President Trump has done is use the most powerful podium on earth to air his bat**** crazy theories about how to beat the virus.
“It’s hard to imagine a more stupid thing for a President to say than publicly float a completely unsubstantiated ‘idea’ like that which will inevitably make some Americans believe having bleach inside them will cure the virus.”
The US President soon got back in contact, according to Piers, who claimed in July he had been bombard by emails asking for support.
Piers said: “The sheer volume that I’ve had from him and his team.
“These automated emails to his ‘supposed’ supporters has 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.”
He continued: “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.
“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. The economy’s disintegrated, the public health crisis is exploding.”
This week, Piers revealed a moment he shared with Mr Trump’s successor – Joe Biden – in which he “choked up”.
Mr Biden’s son Beau died in 2015 after a battle with brain cancer, and after the funeral service, the former Vice-President called Piers to thank him for a column he had written about Mr Biden’s late son.
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The US politics expert said: “The Republicans will need a candidate who is moderate, and also articulate in espousing in a conservative policy. They’ll also need to be able to throw red meat to the base, however.
“A kind of Ted Cruz or Tom Cotton figure seems more likely.
“I certainly don’t rule out the possibility of a celebrity becoming the candidate. The days when presidential candidates have to have legislative experience are gone.
“The way the media is, political communication, celebrities can come straight through.
“Oprah Winfrey’s on the one side and Tucker Carlson’s on the other. The world has changed in that respect but it’s impossible to predict.
“There are no longer those barriers. Reagan was a celebrity politician, but he had to be governor of California first.
“You don’t have to do that anymore. Politics has changed. It is a real phenomenon.”