I can’ believe I’m saying this, but I agree with Piers Morgan.
More specifically, I agree with his description of Donald Trump as “vile, repellent, shameful, shocking and disturbing”.
This is a left-field attitude from Piers, who, let’s face it, is cut from the same cloth as Trump. That’s why Trump is always happy to grant him an interview, and why Piers has defended the American president on a number of occasions.
So what provoked Piers into growing a conscience?
It wasn’t the video footage that recently emerged of Trump partying like a creeper with accused child-trafficker and convicted paedophile, Jeffrey Epstein – although Piers’ words perfectly describe that as well.
It was Trump’s rally in North Carolina where his supporters chanted “send her back, send her back” about Muslim US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar – as their president stood proudly by, making no attempt to stop them.
Guess they’ve put ‘Lock Her Up’ on the backburners for now, although that chant will definitely reappear soon.
More from Piers for The Daily Mail:
Some raised fists, some were just children.
All of them seemed united in racist rage.
I feared this kind of horrifying scene might ensue after Trump had so recklessly and offensively instructed Omar and her four-woman ‘Squad’ of young female Democrats to ‘go back’ to their own ‘crime infested’ countries of origin.
The ‘Squad’ refers to Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley (left to right, below).
But to actually watch and hear a large gathering of thousands of predominantly white Americans chanting such a blatant infamous racist trope about a democratically elected fellow American made me shudder.
Piers goes on to declare that the fact that Trump is not just allowing it to happen, but actively encouraging it to happen, is “an indefensible disgrace”.
He also owns up to the fact that he has defended Trump against people who have called him racist in the past.
The President keeps insisting he’s not a racist, and I’ve repeatedly said that in the 13 years I’ve known him, I’ve personally never witnessed him being a racist.
But since running for the White House, his inflammatory language has flirted ever closer to crossing the line into overt racism, and now he’s crossed that line. Big time.
Let’s be very unambiguously clear: what happened in North Carolina last night was not just racist-fueled demagoguery but bordered on fascism.
There was the President of the United States whipping his supporters into a hyper-animated state of rage about a political opponent because of her ethnicity.
As Piers rightly (again, strange words to be writing about Piers Morgan) points out, Trump could have focused on Omar’s political views, many of which could be considered controversial.
But that would imply that Trump has the ability to focus on things and that he understands politics – two things we know he can’t do.
Piers then goes on to say some relatively complimentary things about Congresswoman Omar.
And in 2000, at the age of 17, she became a U.S. citizen.
She decided then to devote herself to public life, and after graduating in political science, she threw herself into a political career that propelled her to become, at 34, one of the youngest people to ever be elected to Congress and the first Somali-American legislator in U.S. history.
So that’s her story, and in many ways it is the absolute personification of the American dream.
It’s at this point that he catches himself, rethinks things, and throws this in:
Now, I’m no great fan of Congresswoman Omar.
Like the rest of the Squad, she’s an unashamed hard-core socialist with a radical progressive agenda that wants, amongst other things, everyone in America to have free healthcare and free college tuition, a minimum wage of $15 an hour, and an all-green environmental policy.
Free healthcare, free college, a living minimum wage and caring for the environment – gross, right?!
Oh, well, it was nice while it lasted.
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