Former US President Donald Trump claimed he hit not one, but seven holes on the golf course while speaking with Piers Morgan ahead of an interview for his new show “Piers Morgan Uncensored”.
On a first-person account in The sun, the former presenter of Good Morning Britain gave dramatic details of the moments leading up to the interview.
Morgan, who joined Rupert Murdoch’s TalkTV to host his own show, met the former president at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Moments before the start of the interview, Morgan was told that the former president was angry that he had received a list of critical comments that the presenter had made about him.
Morgan then proceeded to meet with the former president at his office in an attempt to convince him to do the interview as promised.
He said he found the former president “livid”.
“He was almost foaming at the mouth and kept shaking his head slowly and menacingly at me, like Don Corleone when he felt disrespected,” Morgan wrote, adding that she had to think of ways to make him still do the interview. , after Trump called him “disloyal” and “fake”.
“’I’d love to talk about your recent golf swing,’ I stammered. ‘Your gaming partner Ernie Els was raving about it,’” Morgan wrote.
“Was he? Where?” replied Trump.
Morgan then said that he had read an interview in the newspaper. “He said it was a brilliant move and you played really well.”
“I did, I did,” Trump said.
When Morgan asked if this was his first hole-in-one, Trump replied, “No! I had seven!”
In golf, a hole-in-one refers to when a player hits the ball straight from the tee into the hole.
While Morgan says the claim seemed “imlausible,” he didn’t think it was the right time to check the facts. Instead, he congratulated Trump and called his feat “amazing”.
Earlier, Morgan had been told that the former president had seen a collection of quotes, including several dozen of his statements taken from columns about Trump, in which he criticized his conduct in the final year of his presidency. These comments included his handling of the Covid pandemic, his refusal to accept defeat in the 2020 presidential election, and his role in the January 6, 2020 riots on Capitol Hill.
The interview, according to Morgan, was “intended to be a blockbuster exclusive to launch my new global TV show, Piers Morgan Uncensored, on Monday, April 25th.”
Morgan wrote that moments after claiming he had hit seven holes in one, Trump appeared to have decided to let go of his anger over the list of statements he had seen.
“OK, I guess I’ll still do the interview. I don’t know why, honestly, but I’ll see you down there,” Trump said.