Donald Trump hints he would threaten to NUKE Putin if Russia’s leader even mentions nuclear weapons and tells Piers Morgan ‘a lot of people are going to be very happy’ when he announces his decision whether to run for President again
- President Trump sat down for an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV show
- He said war in Ukraine was ‘terrible’ and that leader should be ‘ashamed’ about it
- Trump said he could not reveal if he will run for office again but hinted he would
- He also branded Morgan a ‘fool’ for believing the 2020 election was free and fair
Former US President Donald Trump hinted he would threaten to nuke Vladimir Putin if the Russian leader mentioned nuclear weapons and said ‘a lot of people are going to be very happy’ when he announces his decision on whether to run for office again.
During an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV, Trump said he thought the war in Ukraine was ‘terrible’, adding: ‘We’re going to be ashamed at what we’ve done, or what we haven’t done to stop this catastrophe.
‘This is a catastrophe. This is, in a way, already a world war.’
But when asked what action he would have taken against Russian leader Vladimir Putin if he was still the US president, Trump said: ‘I would say we have far more (nuclear weapons) than you do, far more powerful than you and you can’t use that word ever again.
‘You cannot use the nuclear word ever again. And if you do, we’re going to have problems.’
The interview is part of the global launch schedule for TalkTV, the new venture from News UK, the publisher of The Times and The Sun.
The new channel has begun airing on linear TV platforms across the world as well as online services such as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and YouTube.
Former US President Donald Trump hinted he would threaten to nuke Vladimir Putin if the Russian leader mentioned nuclear weapons
During an interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV, Trump said he thought the war in Ukraine was ‘terrible’, but when asked what he would do if he was still president, Trump said: ‘I would say we have far more (nuclear weapons) than you do, far more powerful than you and you can’t use that word ever again.
Trump told Morgan he disagreed with Putin’s decision to send troops into Ukraine, calling the war ‘terrible’
Trump also said he could not reveal if he will run for office again but added that ‘a lot of people are going to be very happy’.
Morgan asked if Trump will run to be president in 2024, to which he replied: ‘For reasons of campaign finance and everything I’m not allowed to say but let me just say this, I think a lot of people are going to be very happy.’
The former president also told Morgan that he believes he is ‘much more honest’ than him.
Trump said: ‘I don’t think you’re real. I think I’m a much more honest person in most ways.’
Morgan appeared confused by the statement and asked: ‘Why am I not real?’ to which Mr Trump replied: ‘We’re not gonna get into that, let’s finish up the interview.’
The wide-spanning interview explored topics from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine to the 2020 American presidential election where Mr Trump lost out to current US president Joe Biden.
The second part of the interview will see Mr Trump discuss the royal family, including him calling for the Queen to strip the Duke and Duchess of Sussex of their titles.
Viewers will also see the former president walk out of the interview, a moment which was previously revealed in a 30-second teaser clip.
Trump also branded Morgan a ‘fool’ for believing the 2020 presidential election was ‘free and fair’ as the pair clashed in their controversial interview.
Last week, a row erupted after the former president accused Morgan’s new TV program of ‘deceptively editing’ their interview by appearing to show him storming off set after a row.
But the interview on the Fox Nation programme Piers Morgan Uncensored, which aired tonight, showed the feisty duo did come to blows over Trump’s unproven claims of election rigging.
In the 30-second trailer, Morgan said: ‘I’ve watched this whole debate rage and you’ve been completely unflagging in your refusal to accept defeat.
Trump then replied: ‘You know why though? Because if our country doesn’t have fair and free elections and if our country doesn’t have borders, we don’t have a country.
‘We have crooked, corrupt elections and I’ve proven it.’
Morgan countered: ‘Here’s what I’ll say to you. I believe it was a fair and free election and that you lost.’
Trump then blasted: ‘You really believe that? Well then you’re a fool. Then you are a fool.
‘You’re a fool and you haven’t studied it.’
Elsewhere in the interview, Trump bragged that the Queen ‘had never had such a good time’ than when he was sitting next to him at a state banquet.
He claimed the 96-year-old monarch was ‘laughing and smiling’ throughout the event at Buckingham Palace in June 2019, which he attended with his wife, Melania, and his older children.
He said: ‘I sat next to her and we talked the whole night. And somebody said, we’ve never seen her smile so much. We had a great time. She was laughing and smiling.
‘They said they’ve never seen her have such a good time at a state dinner. You know, normally they’re a little boring. Okay, this wasn’t boring.’
President Trump boasted that the Queen ‘never had such a good time’ as when she was sitting next to him at a State Banquet in June 2019 (pictured). Body language expert Judi James said of this moment: ‘The Queen’s smile does look convincing, although the subtler cues are less convincing’
Mr Trump said of the event: ‘I sat next to her and we talked the whole night. And somebody said, we’ve never seen her smile so much. We had a great time. She was laughing and smiling’
Elsewhere in the Talk TV interview, Trump blasted Prince Harry’s ‘terrible’ choice to miss his grandfather Prince Philip’s memorial service and said the Duke of Sussex is ‘whipped like no person I think I’ve ever seen’.
The ex-US president said it was the ‘worst’ decision Harry had made, blasted him for being ‘so disrespectful’ and an ’embarrassment’ – and urged the Queen to strip the Duke and his wife Meghan Markle of all their royal titles.
Trump added that the Queen should ban Harry from even visiting her in Britain and tell him: ‘Frankly, don’t come around.’
He accused Harry of being ‘whipped like no person I think I’ve ever seen’ and ‘led around by his nose’, that he had been ‘led down a path’ and that he wondered whether the Duke – who stepped down as a senior royal in early 2020 with his American wife – would ‘go back on his hands and knees and say ‘please’.’
Morgan and Trump appear at a Celebration Party for Kim Kardashian’s appearance on ‘The Apprentice’ in November 2010
Morgan is pictured above with Melania and Donald Trump and Eliot Spitzer and Dr. Mehmet Oz for Morgan’s book party
Morgan and Trump have been friends for nearly 15 years
It was Trump’s latest attack on the couple, with him having previously spoken of his support for the 96-year-old monarch who hosted him with wife Melania in a State Banquet at Buckingham Palace in London in June 2019.
Ahead of the interview, Trump released an audio recording that seemingly refuted an edited video clip that appeared to show him storming out of the sit-down interview.
A trailer released Wednesday depicted Trump abruptly ending the interview after Morgan challenged Trump’s stolen election claims and ordering the crew to ‘turn the cameras off’ as he gets up from his chair and storms off. ‘Very dishonest,’ he mutters.
But the audio recording, provided by Trump’s spokesman to NBC News , indicates that the interview ended with the two men thanking each other for a ‘great interview’ and laughing, with no sign of Trump storming off the set.
Morgan said on Monday that the real ending of the interview would be shown on his show on Tuesday night.
At the beginning of the talk show, Morgan also delivered an opening monologue where he stated his show will be a ‘no cancel zone’.
He said: ‘My mission statement for this show is very simple – I’m going to cancel cancel culture.
‘I’ll defeat this insidious, joyless societal scourge with those most effective of democracy-preserving weapons – common sense and truth.’
Morgan has said he ‘couldn’t be prouder’ of his team after the first episode of his new evening talk show aired.
He tweeted: ‘Amazing reaction to the launch of @PiersUncensored!
‘Thanks so much for all the fantastic feedback.
‘It’s a marathon not a sprint but couldn’t be prouder of the team for producing such a brilliant first show.’
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