WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Both argued on-air regarding if Trump had used racist remarks on the looting happening all around the US.
- The host of the show called the former New York mayor’s comments as “claptrap”, or nonsensical.
- With tensions rising, Morgan decided to cut the interview early remarking that Rudy sounded like he was “completely barking mad.”
On Thursday, Piers Morgan, the host of “Good Morning Britain”, goes into a heated debate with Rudy Giulian, a former New York mayor, over the President’s comments on the George Floyd protests.
Rudy appeared on the show from New York suggested that “left-winged media” was propagating the wrong message about the president’s Twitter comments. The tweet in the discussion was “when the looting starts, the shooting starts.” which connects to the same comment made back in 1967 when Walter Headley, the Police Chief of Miami said the same to rioters. According to Piers, the president using the same phrase as a racist did not calm the current predicament.
Before Piers could continue the conversation, the former New York mayor continued with, “I’m up here at 1 o’clock in the morning to answer your questions. I would think you’d give me the courtesy of credit. I know you don’t like my answers, but I think you’d give me the courtesy of giving them,”
Piers then said that Rudy was talking nonsense with his remark of “claptrap”. He continued by asking Rudy why did the president get special treatment for a saying he didn’t know the origins. Rudy replied, “Because I’ve known him for 30 years, and I know he’s a fair man who doesn’t have a racist bone in his body,”
As both continued to interrupt one another, they continued their heated debate over who was propagating political disinformation raising their voices, the more they got into it. Some discussion later, Piers said “you sound completely barking mad” before cutting off the interview.
Source: New York Post