Former US President donald trump claimed he hit not one, but seven hole-in-ones on the golf course while speaking with Piers Morgan ahead of an interview for his new show Piers Morgan Uncensored.
an ego account in The Sun, the former Good morning Britain The presenter gave dramatic details of the moments leading up to the interview.
Morgan, who joined Rupert Murdoch-owned TalkTV to host his own program, met the former president at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Just before the interview was due to begin, Morgan was informed that the former president was furious at having been handed a list of critical comments the moderator had made about him.
Morgan then met with the former president at his office to persuade him to do the promised interview.
He said he found the former president “angry”.
“He was almost foaming at the mouth and shaking his head slowly and menacingly like Don Corleone when he felt disrespected,” Morgan wrote, adding that he had to think about how to do the interview anyway could do after Mr Trump called him “disloyal” and “wrong”.
“‘I’d like to talk about your last golf hole-in-one,’ I stammered. ‘Your playing partner Ernie Els raved about it,'” Morgan wrote.
“He was? Where from?” replied Mr Trump.
Morgan then said he read a newspaper interview. “He said it was a brilliant shot and you played really well.”
“I did it, I did it,” Mr Trump said.
When Morgan asked if this was his first hole-in-one, Mr Trump replied, “No. I had seven.”
In golf, a hole-in-one refers to when a player hits the ball straight from the tee to the hole.
While Morgan says the claim seemed “unbelievable,” he didn’t think it was the right time to fact-check it. Instead, he congratulated Mr Trump and called his performance “amazing”.
Morgan had previously been informed that the former president had seen a collection of quotes, including several dozen of his statements from columns about Mr Trump criticizing his behavior during the final year of his presidency.
Those comments included his handling of the Covid pandemic, his refusal to accept defeat in the 2020 presidential election and his role in the January 6, 2020 Capitol Hill riots.
According to Morgan, the interview was “intended to be an exclusive blockbuster for the Monday April 25 rocket launch of my new global TV show Piers Morgan Uncensored.”
Morgan wrote that shortly after claiming he hit seven holes in one, Mr Trump appeared to have decided to vent his anger at the list of statements he had seen.
“Okay, I guess I’ll do the interview anyway. I honestly don’t know why, but see you down there,” Trump said.
Trump lashed out at Morgan, accusing him of manipulating the promo of his interview to imply the Republican leader stormed out of the room.
A series of shots show an angry Mr Trump grimacing while Mr Morgan called the 2020 election “free and fair” and said the ex-president “never presented the hard evidence” to say otherwise to prove.
The former president tried to intervene by shouting “sorry” over and over again.
In a statement on Thursday, Mr Trump said: “Piers Morgan, like the rest of the fake news media, attempted to edit his long and drawn out interview in an unlawful and deceptive manner.”
“He wanted to make it look like I left the interview when I went an hour past my 20-minute time limit. The interview was very strong on the 2020 election fraud, calling him ‘a fool’ if he really believed those results,” the statement said.
Mr Morgan, who has joined Rupert Murdoch-owned TalkTV to host his own program Piers Morgan Uncensored, took to Twitter on Wednesday to post a jump-cut-filled clip of the interview to promote his new show .
“For those who want to make Piers look bad, compare his promotional video and how it was manipulated to reality. Hopefully they’ll be making some big changes to their final product now,” Mr Trump added.
In the messy 30-second clip shared by Mr Morgan, the President says: “I think I’m a very honest man, a lot more than you actually are.”
After Mr. Morgan says, “It was a free and fair election — you lost,” the Republican leader replies, “Only a fool would think that.”
“You think I’m a fool?” asks Mr. Morgan.
“I’m doing it now,” replies the former president.
The 45th President also called his Vice President Mike Pence “stupid and weak” and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell “stupid”, according to Morgan.
The last second of the ad shows Mr Trump getting up and ordering the cameras off as he walked away saying, “Very dishonest.”
The presenter added that he has been called a fool six times by the “annoyed” president, according to The Sun.
“The next day I emailed Trump thanking him for his time and added these words: ‘You had every right to get angry and call me a fool because I didn’t believe you the election was stolen, but I have every right to have my opinion and I didn’t mean to lie to your face just to avoid annoying you,'” Mr Morgan wrote.
“Best friends are the most honest/critical, not the toadies.”
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/north-america/donald-trump-tells-piers-morgan-hes-hit-not-one-but-seven-hole-in-ones-on-golf-course-41572909.html Donald Trump tells Piers Morgan he hit not one, but seven holes-in-ones on the golf course