Piers Morgan takes to Tucker Carlson to make case on Meghan
Former Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan appeared on Fox Nation's “Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonGOP's Banks burnishes brand with Pelosi veto Tucker Carlson calls Black officer attacked on Jan. 6 an 'angry left-wing political activist' Biden pokes at Fox hosts: They've had 'altar call' on vaccines MORE Today” on Monday where he stood by his disbelief of Meghan, Duchess of SussexMeghan MarklePrince Harry announces memoir Meghan Markle announces animated Netflix series focused on 12-year-old girl inspired by historical women Naomi Osaka in op-ed defends withdrawing from French Open: 'Athletes are humans' MORE, and the claims she made during her tell-all interview with Oprah WinfreyOprah Gail WinfreyPrince Harry announces memoir Meghan Markle announces animated Netflix series focused on 12-year-old girl inspired by historical women William, Harry unveil Diana statue together MORE.
During the interview, Morgan maintained that he did not believe Meghan, claiming that the statements she and Prince HarryPrince HarryThe Hill's Morning Report - Will Schumer back down on his deadline? Prince Harry announces memoir Meghan Markle announces animated Netflix series focused on 12-year-old girl inspired by historical women MORE made have all been proven false or exaggerated though he did not provide information to back up this claim.
“I was an outrage. I wasn’t allowed to have an opinion that I didn’t believe what she was saying, even though it was clear to me in real time as I was watching the interview that there were a number of things which couldn’t be true,” Morgan told host Tucker Carlson when recounting the moment he walked off the set of Good Morning Britain after being challenged by weatherman Alex Beresford.
Morgan accused Beresford of making a "premeditated attack," though he said he shouldn't have walked off set, calling his decision to do so "stupid."
"I was angry in the moment that he was trying to personalize this, make it I had some personal vendetta about Meghan MarkleMeghan MarklePrince Harry announces memoir Meghan Markle announces animated Netflix series focused on 12-year-old girl inspired by historical women Naomi Osaka in op-ed defends withdrawing from French Open: 'Athletes are humans' MORE, which I don't. And I came back. And we then had a pretty lively and quite enlightening, like half hour debate about this," Morgan said.
Carlson played back a clip of Meghan’s interview with Winfrey in which she said she told multiple people in the palace that she was struggling with mental health problems including suicidal thoughts.
Morgan acknowledged that he could not say whether or not she was lying about her mental health, instead saying he did not believe her claims that she was told not to get help.
“I just find that impossible to believe that you would have two people in the palace who would be that callous to a woman telling them that she was suicidal,” Morgan said. “But also, there’s the position of Prince Harry in all this. He is attached to many of the biggest mental health charities in Britain.”
The former morning show host said he did not believe Meghan is a "terrible victim of racist oppression," saying "she’s either completely delusion, or she’s deliberately lying."
Morgan also took aim at Winfrey, accusing her of not challenging the claims that Meghan and Harry made during the interview.
"You know, my problem with this whole interview was these incredibly damaging allegations were tossed out there and none of them were challenged properly. None of them were challenged based on actual reality or none of them were asked, well, who is this person," Morgan added.
Morgan also shared details regarding his decision to leave the ITV show, saying it boiled down to his refusal to apologize for his remarks on Meghan.
"I should be able to be a journalist and question the veracity of those statements. And frankly, I should be allowed in a democracy that values freedom of speech, I should be allowed to say, I'm sorry, I don't believe you. But I wasn't. I wasn't allowed to do that," Morgan said.