Former US President Donald Trump appeared to walk out of an interview with Piers Morgan after being asked about losing the 2020 election.
A dramatic 30-second commercial for Morgan’s new show – Piers Morgan Uncensored to Present on Rupert Murdoch’s TalkTV – also showed the former president calling the presenter “dishonest” and “an idiot”.
During the interview, Trump, 75, appears to get agitated when Morgan tells him the 2020 election was “free and fair” and that “you lost.”
The former president replies: “Only a fool would think that”. Morgan then asks Trump if he thinks he’s a jerk, he replies, “I think so now, yeah.”
The 45th President appeared defensive throughout the preview, at one point telling Morgan, “I think I’m a very honest man, a lot more honest than you, actually.”
He also told the presenter “I don’t think you’re real” when Morgan told him he hadn’t produced “hard evidence” to back up unsubstantiated and refuted allegations of widespread voter fraud in 2020.
Trump is believed to be preparing his own third presidential run after losing to Joe Biden two years ago.
The ad, which promises “the most explosive interview of the year,” ends with Trump appearing to leave Morgan, telling the camera crew to “turn off the camera.”
The 75-minute show will be screened at 8 p.m. Monday, the day Murdoch’s new television venture kicks off.
Although its News UK says TalkTV will not be a traditional all-news channel and will also feature entertainment, documentaries and sports, the basis of its output will likely come from current affairs discussions.
Morgan would receive £50million over three years to host the daily talk show, which will air on Fox Nation in the US and also air on Sky News Australia.
Speaking after hiring Morgan in September, Murdoch said: “Piers is the broadcaster every channel wants but is too scared to hire. Piers is a brilliant presenter, talented journalist and speaks what people think and feel.
It comes as Morgan announced he would also be returning to ITV for the first time in over a year, as a guest on the Lorraine show on Saturday.
Last year he quit ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain after an on-air clash with weather presenter Alex Beresford over the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s interview with Oprah Winfrey.