There are some people in the world who I detest. There aren’t many, but there are a few. I don’t hate them or wish them harm, but I’m not interested in being associated with them or interacting with them.
There are also some folks I dislike who I don’t know personally. Celebrities and politicians are two examples of individuals who fall within this group.
These people would include Kamala Harris, Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, AOC, Ilhan Omar, and others today. You should be able to fill in the rest of the blanks on your own. However, that list is always changing. On that list were individuals such as Jay Carney, Barack Obama’s press secretary, and even Barack Obama himself. I didn’t care for him at all. Even though he isn’t my favorite person, he isn’t on this list now. While I still disagree with him, I can appreciate him a little more than I did before. Don’t confuse this for my support of him. In fact, I wish he hadn’t been elected president.
But the other person on my older list during the time of Obama and Jay Carney was Piers Morgan. I couldn’t stand the guy. Now, here he is once again trying to rear his ugly head and stir the pot.
Earlier this week, Morgan shared a short snippet from an interview with former President Donald Trump, which has sparked debate about whether it was unfairly edited. While the video appears to show Trump storming out of the interview, later information indicates that this was not the case.
“Turn the camera off,” Trump says at the end of the video clip that Morgan posted to his Twitter account. “Very dishonest.”
NBC News reported that audio provided to the network by Trump’s team appears to tell a different story about what happened.
“The two men laughed and thanked each other, the recording shows,” NBC News reported. “There are no signs of Trump’s storming off set.”
“That was a great interview,” Morgan says in the audio at the end.
“Yeah,” Trump agrees.
“Thank you very much,” Morgan responds. “I really appreciate it.”
It was at that moment that Trump apparently said, “Turn the cameras off.”
The report says that Trump’s remark about the interview being “very deceptive” was in reference to the interview going longer than Morgan apparently indicated.
“He wanted to make it look like I walked out on the interview when my time limit of 20 minutes went over by an hour,” Trump said. “The good news is that the interview was taped by us as a means of keeping him honest.”
“For those who want to make Piers look bad, compare his video promo and how it was doctored to the real thing,” Trump continued. “Hopefully they will now be doing some big changes to their final product. It just shows, however, what I have to deal with in the Fake News Media. He went out of his way to deceptively edit an interview and got caught.”
This is exactly the sort of stuff that made me not like Piers Morgan and while I’ve recently agreed with him on his take of the whole Prince Harry and Meghan Markle debacle, I still don’t like the guy.