Piers Morgan recently stated that the coronavirus pandemic is “the biggest news story that any of us have every dealt with.” He adds that it requires “a different approach from the traditional news anchor approach.”
“Viewers want to see the passion, they want to see anger, they want to see the focus,” Morgan stated.
Morgan, who is one of Britain’s most controversial characters has recently received praise for challenging British lawmakers and health officials over their shortcomings when it comes to handling the coronavirus crisis.
Morgan has not held back recently even in his criticism of friend, Donald Trump. Morgan appeared on CNN and stated that Trump “is failing the American people on almost every level.”
Morgan was highly critical of Trump’s performances during his daily coronavirus news briefings. He said he watched the briefings with “mounting horror.”
“He’s turning these briefings into a self-aggrandizing, self-justifying, overly defensive, politically partisan, almost like a rally to him — almost like what’s more important is winning the election in November,” Morgan stated.
Morgan then addressed Trump directly stating, “You will win the election in November if you get this right. If you stop making it about yourself and make it about the American people and show that you care about them over yourself, you will win. And, conversely, you will lose the election in November if you continue to make it about yourself, you continue playing silly politics, continue targeting Democrat governors because that suits you for your electoral purposes.”
Morgan and Trump have been friends for more than a decade. Morgan has repeatedly defended Trump throughout his presidency. He recently penned an article titled “America doesn’t want a King Trump” for the Daily Mail.
Morgan says he wrote the article because he had grown “aghast at these press conferences,” which are “typical Trump but are so grating in a global pandemic crisis.”
“You have two populist leaders in Boris Johnson and Donald Trump. And all the tricks that they used to become popular and to win elections and to lead their countries are now being tested in a very different way,” Morgan said. “It’s not about partisan politics anymore. It’s about plain war crisis leadership.”
“What I’ve noticed with both Boris Johnson and with Donald Trump is an apparent inability to segue into being war leaders,” he added. “They’re still playing the old games of party politics.”