Here’s the country’s priceless reaction to the news Piers Morgan might be leaving Britain
It’s been quite the week for Piers Morgan. On 11 December, the Daily Mail published an article in which the opinionated TV host expressed an interest in becoming Donald Trump’s chief of staff:
'Celebrity Apprentice' winner and British TV host @piersmorgan wants to "formally apply" to be the new White House chief of staff. https://t.co/RMD2UGX37m
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) December 12, 2018
In a Daily Mail op-ed, @piersmorgan basically wrote to Trump: Hire me to be your next chief of staff.
I think I speak on behalf of everyone who has "Knock-Down, Drag-Out Oval Office Fist Fight" on their official Shit Show BINGO card when I say: Yes. Please hire Piers Morgan. pic.twitter.com/qfeXD7YaJx
— Jarrett Bellini (@JarrettBellini) December 12, 2018
His somewhat desperate appeal to Trump was followed by a discussion on the possibility that he may be leaving his slot on ITV’s Good Morning Britain. The reaction was, well, as you might expect:
I can’t think of a nicer man on which to inflict Piers Morgan.
— Mark Barrett (@thembarrett) December 13, 2018
In an open letter to Trump, Brit twit Piers Morgan lists 10 reasons why he should be the White House Chief of Staff, including "You need someone who will look you in the eye and tell you when you're being an idiot."
Clearly no one has ever offered this service to Piers.
— Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) December 13, 2018
Partners in crime?
Meanwhile, with so many of Trump’s former staff members now facing criminal proceedings, the prospect of Morgan facing the same fate seemed to appeal to a lot of people:
So many Trump aides are now actually in prison. Truly, the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice…
— Alan Booth (@green4chilterns) December 13, 2018
Piers Morgan is a criminal who should be in jail, so he'll fit right in at the White House https://t.co/2qaIj6ZjiY
— Colm Carney (@Colm_Carney) December 13, 2018
@piersmorgan is considering leaving the UK for a job with @realDonaldTrump is this because Donald is going to need a cell mate. #dreamcometrue
— Andy Yorke (@AndrewYorke6) December 13, 2018
Good news lottery
Morgan’s potential British exit coincided with Alan Sugar’s announcement that if Jeremy Corbyn becomes prime minister, he’ll leave the UK. But somehow, people aren’t mourning their possible loss:
What with Piers Morgan going to work for Trump, we can all be happy. https://t.co/eqHM9G50dO
— Paul Bernal (@PaulbernalUK) December 13, 2018
Take your mate @Lord_Sugar with you… you’ll both be at home in the cesspit
— 🌹 Ruprekt Murdoch 🌹 (@Socialism1234) December 13, 2018
Woke up to the news that along with Sugar, Piers Morgan is planning on offing himself to the states! They should run a bus, a one-way one, with enough space for Tony n Tommy Robinson, Hopkins, Dan Hodges, Maugham + a dozen others. I'll organise the bunting + jelly n ice cream 🤗
— Twenty8Sixty8 (@WPMTESE) December 13, 2018
Morgan might, in fact, be a good candidate for the job of White House chief of staff. He appears to be quite the cheerleader of Trump, after all. Ironically, though, when he has been criticised in the past for his lack of impartiality with regard to the US president, he didn’t take it too well:
Earlier this year I was criticised on @GMB by @susannareid100 and hounded off air by @piersmorgan for questioning the latters journalistic integrity re. Trump
Now Piers wants to work for him. Chumminess of the media and political right is an issue, here and in the US pic.twitter.com/QZdIA6my3L
— Reverend&TheMakers (@Reverend_Makers) December 12, 2018
It appears, for a lot of people, the prospect of Morgan leaving the UK felt like Christmas come early. But their hopes could be dashed. It seems he may be still considering staying in the UK. Bah humbug.
Featured image via Youtube/Good Morning Britain.
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