Ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and U.K. media presenter Piers Morgan mixed it up this morning. The “Good Morning Britain” host took him down as they clashed over President Donald Trump’s response to riots nation wide.
Morgan, claims to be a personal friend of Trump’s and scored several exclusive interviews with the president, clashed with Giuliani over a Trump tweet, in which the president declared that “when the looting stars the shooting starts.”
In the 14-minute exchange live, Morgan repeatedly asked Giuliani to justify the remark given its racial connotations after being used by Miami police chief Walter Headley in 1967.
Morgan said it was Trump’s job to calm tensions not throwing “fuel on the fire,” but Giuliani staunchly defended his man, arguing he doesn’t “have a racist bone in his body.” He added that news coverage of the phrase was part of a “completely warped” left-wing media agenda.
“What happened to you? You used to be one of the most respected and revered people in America,” Morgan pressed. “You sound completely barking mad… you have lost the plot, and it’s sad to see.”
The former Gotham City Mayor then attacked Morgan over the cancellation of his CNN show in 2014 following a drop in ratings. “You were the one who got thrown off of television here… so don’t tell me I’ve lost anything. I know what happened to your show Piers, and I remember the mistakes you made.” He stated, “Everyone in America knows you are a failed journalist.”
Giuliani also appeared to tell Morgan that he “f****d up,” and the presenter apologized to viewers for his remark. At the end of the interview, however, Giuliani disputed using the profanity. “I didn’t use any profanity, you are once again lying,” the big apple attorney announced.
Though Morgan hit back, “When I used to interview you, you were an intelligent, reasonable man, and you’ve gone completely mad, and you sound deranged. You’re abusive, and it’s really sad to see what’s happened to you.” In addition, Morgan said that Giuliani “was somebody he used to admire.” Well so much for that now.