Piers Morgan Defends Trump Against CNN

Trump supporter and former CNN host, Piers Morgan called out his former media organization regarding their coverage of the President.

On a Wednesday night interview with Fox’s Sean Hannity, Morgan deemed recent media coverage as “un-American.” He specifically called out his former employer, CNN, and the recently Trump-criticized New York Times.

In the interview, Morgan states:

“I think that [U.S. media coverage of Trump] is un-American. I don’t think it’s a patriotic thing that they’re doing. I think it’s nakedly partisan. It’s driven by The New York Times, who were completely in the tank for Hillary Clinton. And I think that as a journalist who worked at CNN for four years. There’s a lot of good people there. I think they’ve got to be careful, all of them.”

The British native also called into question CNN reporters’ partisanship:

“They’ve got to look at what they’re doing here and ask themselves, is this legitimate journalistic rigor? Or is it incredibly partisan, often nakedly abusive treatment of a new president? And I think I’m afraid it’s bordering on the latter.”

Morgan, who served as a CNN host from 2011-2014 before his poorly-rated program was canceled, recently went on another interview with Bill Maher on Maher’s HBO show. He defended Trump’s proposal to bar migrants from seven predominantly-Muslim countries, reiterating that it was not a “Muslim ban” from the U.S.

H/T: The Hill

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