Piers Morgan appeared on Tucker Carlson’s new online show, Tucker Carlson Today, on Monday for his first interview since his reaction to Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey led to him losing his job on Good Morning Britain. Morgan was incredulous following the interview in which the Duchess of Sussex alleged racism within the royal family, and claimed she was denied help when she was dealing with suicidal thoughts, among other claims. Markle, along with tens of thousands of others, filed a complaint against Morgan with British regulators following his verbal attacks on the Duchess. Markle also reached out personally to the head of ITV, the network on which Good Morning Britain airs. Everything came to a head when Morgan was confronted by one of his colleagues, and walked off the set. Later that day he lost his job on the show.
“I don’t believe Meghan Markle. Now what I didn’t know, and what was a fascinating thing to discover after I left, was that Meghan Markle, between the Monday and Tuesday, had made a personal complaint to the boss of ITV,” Morgan said, later adding, “So I was under attack from Miss Markle, both directly to my boss and to the government regulatory body, under attack to basically conform to her version of events. I had to believe her, and if I didn't, I was a callous racist and I should be condemned and ultimately as it turned out later that day, lose my job. And I think that's a pretty perilous slope.”
Remaining adamant in his claims that Markle made up much of what she spoke about in the interview with Winfrey, Morgan went so far as to compare her to former President Donald Trump.
“This is the kind of defense — the kind of thing we would hear liberals attack Donald Trump for, for reinventing facts, for creating his own truth,” Morgan said. “But when Meghan Markle does it, the same liberals that attacked Donald Trump cheer and applaud her saying, ‘This is her truth, and it must be believed. And if you don’t believe it, you’re a racist.’ Well I’m sorry, I’m not a racist, I just don’t believe her.”