Former “The Celebrity Apprentice” contestant and winner, Piers Morgan, has done it again.
The last time Donald Trump crossed the pond to visit Britain, he sat down with the TV host for an exclusive interview and in a tweet posted on Friday afternoon Morgan revealed the U.S. president invited him on board Air Force One for round two.
This time around, he joined Trump aboard the President’s plane prior to his departure to Scotland. Excerpts from Morgan’s exclusive interview were published Saturday ahead of Monday’s broadcast on “Good Morning Britain” (on which Morgan is co-host) and ITV.
Trump revealed how the meeting with the Queen held a special place in his heart because his mom was such a big fan of the British royal. He also gave a glowing review of Queen Elizabeth II.
“The Queen is terrific. She is so sharp, so wise, so beautiful. Up close, you see she’s so beautiful,” said Trump. “She’s a very special person. And the way she’s conducted herself for so many years. And she’s got a lot of years left.”
Search the hashtag “#DonaldTrump” on Twitter and it will not take long to find negative comments about the U.S. President. Trump, however, said he loves how much power and influence the social media platform gives him.
“I’ll see something where somebody says something wrong, or says something right, and rather than sitting around doing nothing, I’ll be able to put out something,” he told Morgan. “I like the immediacy, I like the power of it because it gets the point across. I can combat that fake news because I have so many followers.”
“You add it all up and it’s like over 150 million people – that’s a tremendous amount of people between Facebook and Instagram and Twitter – three different platforms, it’s tremendous,” he continued. “You get the word out, you can really protect yourself from the lies.”
As tweeted by Morgan, Air Force One sat on the tarmac for 30 minutes while the British TV star chatted with Trump. The two bonded when Morgan appeared on Trump’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2008, in its first season, which he of course won.
Morgan, like Trump, has also been an NBC reality TV star, on “America’s Got Talent”, replacing Simon Cowell in 2006 and 2007.
The interview — which was conducted in “secret” — was held shortly after President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump concluded their meeting with Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle.
Morgan issued a follow-up tweet meant to enrage “demented anti-Trump haters already working themselves into a steaming rage” over the interview, inviting them to avoid the interview and instead “put on your sandals, eat some lentils & smoke wacky baccy,” adding: “But don’t watch, it will only make you scweam and scweam until you’re sick.”