Former Trump Friend Piers Morgan Blasts The President For ‘Hiding In His Bunker’
British journalist and television personality Piers Morgan publicly criticizes President Trump, with whom he was once friends, over the president’s response to U.S. protests in an op-ed for The Daily Mail.
- Morgan accuses the President of “hiding in his bunker” instead of leading the country following the unrest triggered by the death of George Floyd, saying:
So, here was the President of the United States effectively telling black people protesting at the murder of a black man by a police officer that more black people were now going to be killed by police officers.
As he always does, Trump has reacted to justified criticism by repeatedly lashing out at the ‘fake news media’, and unsurprisingly, a large number of journalists have been targeted by police in the past few days – arrested, pepper sprayed and shot at with rubber bullets.
- Morgan also discusses President Trump’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic:
The world is in crisis from a deadly virus and crying out for strong leadership.
Normally, this would be led by the United States of America.
But America is today in utter chaos, with the worst COVID-19 death toll, 40 million job losses, a devastated economy and now the worst racial equality riots since MLK was assassinated in 1968.
He later notes that "America, already reeling from coronavirus, is now engulfed with anarchy, and the President is shamefully fiddling as it burns.”
The news anchor concluded his criticism by comparing the President to Roman Emperor Nero:
In 64 A.D. a great fire ravaged Rome for six days, destroying 70% of the city and leaving half the population homeless.
Emperor Nero, so legend has it, was safely tucked away in his villa 35 miles away, playing the fiddle. His people never forgave him.