Piers Morgan has told Tucker Carlson that he bought a cigar half-smoked by Winston Churchill because the wartime leader “ never surrendered to anyone ” in his first interview since “ awakening ” the cancellation culture cost him his job.
The 56-year-old journalist paid £ 2,600 for the cigar, which Churchill left behind on his journey aboard the HMS Duke of York in 1941 when he met US President Franklin D. Roosevelt at an auction in Shropshire in May 2018.
At the time, MailOnline columnist Morgan took to Twitter to tell his followers that he bought the relic from the war because he felt “ so patrotic. ”
When he sat down with Fox Nation presenter Tucker on Monday for his first interview since leaving Good Morning Britain (GMB), Morgan revealed that he looks at the half-smoked cigar when he “thinks about rolling over.”
He sensationally left the ITV breakfast show GMB last month after causing a storm on social media when he said he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of what Meghan Markle had said during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.
Morgan has since launched a passionate defense of freedom of speech, calling the “wokeism” that cost him a new form of “fascism” that threatens the foundations of Western democracy.
Piers Morgan told Tucker Carlson how he bought a cigar half smoked by Winston Churchill because the wartime leader “never surrendered to anyone.” Depicted smoking a cigar
The 56-year-old journalist paid £ 2,600 for the cigar, which Churchill left on his journey aboard the HMS Duke of York in 1941 to meet with US President Franklin D. Roosevelt at a Shropshire auction in May 2018. At the time MailOnline columnist Morgan took to Twitter to tell followers he bought the war relic because he felt ‘so patrotic’
Morgan said, “Obviously, no one can invoke his [Churchill’s] mind, but you can invoke part of his mind. Just never give up and never give in to the point of principle.
Stand up for what you believe in. As Churchill himself said, if you have good enemies, because that means standing up for something you believe in somewhere in our life. Isn’t that a good maxim for all of us in life? ‘
He also told the Tucker Carlson Today program on the Fox Nation streaming service that Churchill is his “hero” because “he never surrendered to anyone.”
Monday he has doubled down on his original remarks, saying he was right not to believe the Duke and Duchess, as 17 of their claims have since proved false, exaggerated, or unverifiable.
The former GMB presenter also described Meghan, who rose to fame on the TV series Suits, as the ‘delusional Duchess in the making’, while accusing the couple of the ‘most extraordinarily unfair defamation, hit job’ on the Royal family.
And he used his performance on Tucker’s show to protest what he described as the ‘awakened crowd’ and urged the audience to ‘get up and say’ no ‘.
Morgan, who sat down with Fox Nation presenter Tucker on Monday during his first interview since quitting GMB, revealed that he also has at least three photos of Churchill.
Morgan sat down for his own narration with Fox Nation presenter Tucker Carlson that aired Monday
He called the “awakened” culture of cancellation that cost him his job at GMB a new form of “fascism” that threatens the foundations of democracy.
‘If we lose the right to an opinion, the right to respect other opinions, then democracy eventually dies. It’s the foundation of democracy, ”Morgan said to Tucker.
‘You then become something else, you become a totalitarian state led by an illiberal gang, the new fascists. Is that what someone wants? Do liberals want that? I don’t want that, I’m a liberal, ”Morgan added.
Morgan became the target of online outrage and wanted allegations of racism after stating that he did not believe Meghan’s key allegations, including the fact that a senior Royal made racist remarks about her son Archie’s skin color, and that Palace staff made her declined attempts to seek advice. if she had suicidal thoughts.
Morgan sparked a firestorm on social media the day after the Oprah interview on March 7, when he said he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of what Meghan said about experiencing racism within the royal family and feeling suicidal while pregnant.
Morgan has stated that he was right not to believe Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their all-telling interview with Oprah Winfrey last month, as 17 of their claims have since proven false, exaggerated, or unverifiable.
He was forced to quit his job at GMB when he refused to step down from his position, and controversy spread to the US when Sharon Osbourne was forced to leave as co-host of the CBS show The Talk after he left Morgan’s job. right to his opinion. .
Morgan pointed to these incidents, as well as the recent impeachment of new Teen Vouge editor Alexi McCammond over teenage racist tweets, which she deleted and apologized for, as evidence that “ woke-canceling culture ” is out of control walked.
“I don’t believe Americans I’ve met on my travels would feel comfortable with what’s going on here,” he said.
“What happened to me, to Sharon Osbourne, to the editor of Teen Vouge. None of this seems American to me. It is the land of liberties, it is the country with the constitutional right to have an opinion.
This is not why our countries waged war with a fascist group like the Nazis. And yet here we are with a new liberal form of fascism, where you either sign up for a fake story, or believe something that is not true, or must be destroyed.
Isn’t that what fascism is? Isn’t that the purest personification of fascism?
It’s exactly the same thing they claim they hate most. If you ask someone who is really awake, they hate fascists, and yet they behave exactly the same. ‘