President Donald Trump sat down with former British tabloid journalist Piers Morgan in what appears to be an exceptionally hostile interview.
The teaser for the upcoming interview was released on Wednesday, and it looks like things get pretty heated in a hurry. Watch:
When Morgan says to his face that ‘you lost,’ Donald Trump says ‘only a fool would believe that.’ When Piers Morgan asks him if he believed he was a fool, Trump doubled down on the insult.
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“Only a fool would think that,” Trump tells Morgan.
“You think I’m a fool?” Morgan asked.
“I do now, yes,” Trump shot back.
The best explanation for why more than half of Republicans believe the 2020 election was “stolen” was written a while back and comes via a fascinating thread by “Martyr Made” on Twitter. It is edited for space below.
“Here are the facts – actual, confirmed facts – that shape their perspective: 1) The FBI/etc spied on the 2016 Trump campaign using evidence manufactured by the Clinton campaign. We now know that all involved knew it was fake from Day 1 (see: Brennan’s July 2016 memo, etc). These are Tea Party people. The types who give their kids a pocket Constitution for their birthday and have Founding Fathers memes in their bios. The intel community spying on a presidential campaign using fake evidence (incl forged documents) is a big deal to them.”
“Everyone involved lied about their involvement as long as they could. We only learned the DNC paid for the manufactured evidence because of a court order,” the thread continues. “Comey denied on TV knowing the DNC paid for it, when we have emails from a year earlier proving that he knew.”
“Trump supporters know the collusion case front and back. They went from worrying the collusion must be real, to suspecting it might be fake, to realizing it was a scam, then watched as every institution – agencies, the press, Congress, academia – gaslit them for another year. Worse, collusion was used to scare people away from working in the administration. They knew their entire lives would be investigated. Many quit because they were being bankrupted by legal fees. The DoJ, press, & gov’t destroyed lives and actively subverted an elected admin.”
“They could have managed the shock if it only involved the government,” it adds. “But the behavior of the corporate press is really what radicalized them. They hate journalists more than they hate any politician or gov’t official, because they feel most betrayed by them.”
“The idea that the press is driven by ratings/sensationalism became untenable. If that were true, they’d be all over the Epstein story. The corporate press is the propaganda arm of the Regime they now see in outline. Nothing anyone says will ever make them unsee that, period.”
“This is profoundly disorienting. Many of them don’t know for certain whether ballots were faked in November 2020, but they know for absolute certain that the press, the FBI, etc would lie to them if there was,” the author points out. “They have every reason to believe that, and it’s probably true.”
“They watched the press behave like animals for four years. Tens of millions of people will always see Kavanaugh as a gang rapist, based on nothing, because of CNN. And CNN seems proud of that. They led a lynch mob against a high school kid. They cheered on a summer of riots.”
“They always claimed the media had liberal bias, fine, whatever. They still thought the press would admit truth if they were cornered. Now they don’t. It’s a different thing to watch them invent stories whole cloth in order to destroy regular lives and spark mass violence.”
“Time Mag told us that during the 2020 riots, there were weekly conference calls involving, among others, leaders of the protests, the local officials who refused to stop them, and media people who framed them for political effect. In Ukraine we call that a color revolution.”
“Throughout the summer, Democrat governors took advantage of COVID to change voting procedures. It wasn’t just the mail-ins (they lowered signature matching standards, etc). After the collusion scam, the fake impeachment, Trump [people] expected shenanigans by now.”
“Re: ‘fake impeachment’, we now know that Trump’s request for Ukraine to cooperate w/the DOJ regarding Biden’s $ activities in Ukraine was in support of an active investigation being pursued by the FBI and Ukraine AG at the time, and so a completely legitimate request.”
“Then you get the Hunter laptop scandal. Big Tech ran a full-on censorship campaign against a major newspaper to protect a political candidate. Period. Everyone knows it, all of the Tech companies now admit it was a ‘mistake’ – but, ya know, the election’s over, so who cares?” the author asks rhetorically.
“Goes [without] saying, but: If the NY Times had Don Jr’s laptop, full of pics of him smoking crack and engaging in group sex, lots of lurid family drama, emails describing direct corruption and backed up by the CEO of the company they were using, the NYT wouldn’t have been banned.”
“Everyone knows that, just as Don Jr’s laptop would’ve been the story of the century, if everything about the election dispute was the same, except the parties were reversed, suspicions about the outcome would’ve been Taken Very Seriously. See 2016 for proof.”
“Forget the ballot conspiracies. It’s a fact that governors used COVID to unconstitutionally alter election procedures (the Constitution states that only legislatures can do so) to help Biden to make up for a massive enthusiasm gap by gaming the mail-in ballot system.”
“They knew it was unconstitutional, it’s right there in plain English. But they knew the cases wouldn’t see court until after the election. And what judge will toss millions of ballots because a governor broke the rules? The threat of mass riots wasn’t implied, it was direct.”
“The entrenched bureaucracy & security state subverted Trump from Day 1, b) The press is part of the operation, c) Election rules were changed, d) Big Tech censors opposition, e) Political violence is legitimized & encouraged, f) Trump is banned from social media,” the author summarizes.
“They were led down some rabbit holes, but they are absolutely right that their gov’t is monopolized by a Regime that believes they are beneath representation, and will observe no limits to keep them getting it,” it adds. “Trump fans should be happy he lost; it might’ve kept him alive,” the the thread concludes.
Piers Morgan apparently can’t see all of this because he is inside the media machine. Trump and Morgan actually appeared on Celebrity Apprentice together in 2008, which Morgan actually won.
Piers Morgan’s new show Uncensored is slated to debut on TalkTV in the the United Kingdom on April 25th and is set to stream on Fox Nation in the United States.
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