Piers Morgan has revealed he's "done" with former friend US President Donald Trump following the attack on Capitol Hill on Wednesday.
The attack was caused by Trump telling his supporters for weeks that the 2020 election results were false and calling for a protest.
"Statistically impossible to have lost the 2020 Election," Trump wrote on Twitter in December. "Big protest in DC on January 6th. Be there, will be wild!"
The President called the rioters "great patriots" in a video on Twitter, adding, "We love you. You're very special," with the social media site hiding three of his tweets and then locking his account altogether. Facebook has also blocked his account until Joe Biden is inaugurated on January 20.
Responding to one of Trump's tweets asking the rioters to "remain peaceful", Piers tweeted, "Too f*cking late. A woman’s been shot in this carnage and it’s all on you. This is not reality TV, this is real life. Get on TV now, admit you lost the election, & call off this insanity. And then get out of the White House."
In another post, Piers shared a photo of a rioter holding the confederate flag inside the Capitol building and wrote, "So many appalling images from last night’s mayhem in USA but nothing worse than this. President Trump’s shameful legacy will now be that a confederate flag was raised inside the US Capitol building for the first time ever. It didn’t happen even during the Civil War. Horrifying."
"I can't remain friends with someone who says he 'loves' a bunch of violent Nazi sympathisers and white supremacists who've just launched a deadly attack on the epicentre of US democracy itself and thinks they're 'special people'," Piers wrote for MailOnline.
The 55-year-old also claimed he spoke with a senior aide to Trump, instructing them to "tell him to get on TV now, admit defeat and call off this outrageous coup".
Piers has frequently referred to Trump, who he first met on the set of Celebrity Apprentice in 2008, as his "friend".
The TV host has interviewed him twice for Good Morning Britain, first before the 2016 election and later in 2018.
However, the pair had a falling out with Piers called Trump "reckless" for his response to the coronavirus pandemic. This comment caused Trump to unfollow him on Twitter.
The presenter revealed he'd last spoken to Trump in November last year ahead of the US election.
"In the past year, he has morphed into a monster that I no longer recognise as someone I considered to be a friend and thought I knew," Piers said.
“I never imagined he would be capable of becoming what he's now become – the deranged figurehead of a bunch of hard-right conspiracy-theory-fuelled fanatics intent on destroying American democracy,” he said.
He added, "I'm done with Donald Trump," saying if Trump were to call him he simply wouldn't pick up the phone.
"Such a person should not be President of the United States for a second longer," he finished.
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