Donald Trump storms out of Piers Morgan interview over questions about election lies

A promotional clip for Piers Morgan's new TV show teases a fiery interview with Donald Trump, in which the former US President appears to angrily cut the interview short.

Trump calls the British broadcaster a "fool" and "very dishonest" in the 30 second preview as questions about his false claims of a rigged 2020 election appear to have frustrated him.

The former reality TV star and hotel magnate maintains he beat current President Joe Biden in the election but lost due to widespread voter fraud - a claim that was argued in multiple court cases but lost every single one of them due to there being no credible evidence to support it.

Now often referred to as 'The Big Lie', Trump's claims about the election remain a major issue in US politics - and one he is seemingly very sensitive about.

"I think I'm a very honest man, much more honest than you, actually," Trump tells Morgan in the footage. 

"It was a free and fair election - you lost," Morgan says.

"Only a fool would think that," Trump replies, to which Morgan asks: "You think I'm a fool?" 

"I do now, yeah," Trump responded.

The rapidly cut montage also shows Trump telling Morgan: "I don't think you're real."

"Let's finish up the interview... turn the camera off," Trump says before footage shows him rising from his chair and walking off, finally describing Morgan as "very dishonest".

Morgan was famously a friend of Trump's after starring in Celebrity Apprentice with him.

Donald Trump and Piers Morgan face off in Piers Morgan Uncensored.
Photo credit: Piers Morgan Uncensored

In an opinion piece for the New York Post also promoting his new TV show, Morgan explains before the interview at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida he was informed someone had just given the former President a list of the most critical statements he'd made about him.

They included calling Trump "dangerous", a "supreme narcissist... acting like a Mafia mob boss" who was carrying out "pathetic antics".

Morgan claimed they remained friends even after Trump unfollowed him on Twitter for criticising his suggestion to use bleach to fight COVID-19 as "batshit crazy".

But he said the list of critical statements made Trump angrier than ever.

"I'd never seen him so livid or felt so uncomfortable in his presence as I did right now in his office," wrote Morgan.

"He was almost foaming at the mouth and kept shaking his head slowly and menacingly at me, like [fictional mafia boss] Don Corleone when he felt he'd been disrespected."

However, Morgan said reminding Trump about his reported hole-on-one golf achievement, the interview went ahead lasted around 75 minutes, most of which were cordial.

But things took a turn after Morgan brought up the 2020 election claims and the some of the last few minutes of the interview are what is shown in the preview clip.

Morgan also suggests GB News star and Brexit icon Nigel Farage sent Trump the document with the list of critical comments.

The new TV show is entitled Piers Morgan Uncensored and launches next week on various platforms around the world, including Fox Nation in the US.