Piers Morgan calls out CNN over 'partisan' coverage of Trump

Former CNN host Piers Morgan called media coverage of President Trump “un-American” during a Wednesday night interview with Fox News in which he questioned his former network's coverage of the new administration.

“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,” Morgan said to Fox's Sean Hannity, a vocal supporter of President Trump.

“I think it's nakedly partisan.”


Morgan than took aim at the Trump administration's favorite media targets, the New York Times and CNN. 

“It's driven by The New York Times, who were completely in the tank for Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonWatch live: Trump holds a rally in South Carolina On the ground at CPAC: Republicans see Sanders as formidable foe Home state candidates risk losing primaries MORE,” said Morgan, who serves as the host of “Good Morning Britain” in the United Kingdom.

“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.”

Trump has repeatedly attacked CNN’s coverage as “fake news.”

CNN President Jeff Zucker recently said in a New York Magazine interview that his network's “credibility is higher than ever.”

Morgan was a primetime host with CNN from 2011-2014 before his show was cancelled over poor ratings.

In a recent appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show, Morgan said Trump’s executive order blocking people from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States was not a “Muslim ban.”

That led to a Twitter fight with “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling that received a lot of attention over the weekend.

In his conversation with Hannity, Morgan suggested CNN reporters need to ask whether they are being too partisan.

“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.”