Donald Trump to Piers Morgan: Why Should I Apologize For Racist Tweets?

The campaign and presidency of Donald Trump have brought all manner of D-list boot-lickers out of the woodwork, many of whom have attempted to forge second careers out of their willingness to publicly fellate the Donald.

Scott Baio, Omarosa, Ted Nugent, and Stacey Dash are just some of the lackeys to emerge from the “where are they now?” file in hopes of winning Trump’s favor.

But of all the has-beens who have put their remnants of their reputations on the line for a man who clearly has no loyalty to his minions (ask Steve Bannon about that one) perhaps none is more perplexing than Piers Morgan.

In the States, Morgan might be best known as the guy who once co-hosted a cut-rate talent show with Sharon Osbourne, but in his native UK, he still has a career.

As the host of Good Morning Britain is basically the British equivalent of Matt Lauer … and we say that with full awareness that Lauer is a creep who was despised by his co-workers and received praise only when he announced his decision to finally go away.

On this morning’s show, Piers was as giddy as a schoolgirl, having finally secured an interview with his longtime Twitter crush, DJT.

For the most part, Morgan lobbed a bunch of softball nonsense at the president, but remarkably, he did actually broach a difficult subject by bringing up Trump’s retweets of Britain First, a bigoted hate group whose views have been universally condemned by British politicians.

Trump didn’t deny that he retweeted the group three times (“Well, three times. Boom, boom, boom. Quickly. Yeah,” he hilariously described the action), but he also refused to apologize for one of the dumbest moves of a presidency characterized solely by dumb moves.

“Here’s what’s fair: If you’re telling me they’re horrible, racist people I would certainly apologize, if you’d like me to do that. I know nothing about them,” Trump said.

When Morgan basically replied, “That’s some Palin-caliber word salad there, boss, but folks hane more finely-tuned BS detectors on this side of the pond,” Trump elaborated thusly:

“I don’t want to be involved with people like that. But you’re telling me about these people because I know nothing about these people.”

That was apparently good enough for Piers who took to Twitter after the interview to declare that Trump had “publicly apologised.”

Now, obviously, dumb Trump tweets are nothing new, but the Britain First links took things to a dangerous new level, as for the first time, the president was presenting an immediate physical threat to civilians of an allied nation.

Britain First followers have been known to engage in racially-charged hate crimes, and when their views are legitimized by none other than the president of the United States, it makes life measurably more dangerous for civilians in the UK and throughout the world.

As this week’s CNN threats reminded us, the president’s words have real-world consequences, and what’s nothing more than a petty social media feud to Trump is a literal call to arms for some of his followers.

But hey, if his apology is good enough for Piers Morgan, were sure it’s good enough to quell the homicidal rage of a heavily-armed far-right militia group.


Brad Pitt: Did He Apologize to Jennifer Aniston For Angelina Jolie Affair?

It feels like a lifetime ago that Brad Pitt left Jennifer Aniston to pursue a scandalous romance with his Mr. & Mrs. Smith co-star, Angelina Jolie.

In case you recently emerged from a decade-long coma, it didn’t work out, and Pitt and Jolie separated last year after 10 years and 40,000 kids together.

The split has apparently had a transformative effect on Brad, who says he’s taken time to re-evaluate his life and priorities.

In May, Pitt revealed that he’d quit drinking after more than 30 years of heavy boozing and regular recreational drug use.

Pitt says during his time in rehab he reflected on the relationships in his life in new light.

Most rehabilitation programs encourage patients to accept responsibility for their past actions, and sources say the actor has done exactly that.

According to Life & Style, Pitt went so far as to reach out and apologize to Aniston for being unfaithful during their marriage.

“Brad apologized for all the heartbreak,” an insider revealed.

“He doesn’t usually open up like that, but through therapy and recovery, he’s learned to express his feelings. He addressed all the hurt he caused her.”

Obviously, Jen – who these days is married to actor Justin Theroux – could have chosen to be petty and gloat about Pitt’s recent difficulties, but insiders say she was gracious and supportive throughout the conversation.

 “She was really won over by his apology,” a source tells the tabloid.

“A new era has begun for them.”

“She was incredibly receptive to the amends he was making. She told him she forgives him and to focus on the future,” a second source claims.

While it’s difficult to imagine Brad making that phone call after so many years, but the move would make sense in the context of what he says he’s learned in rehab.

Speaking to GQ about his newly-sober life, Brad says he’s learned a great deal about the ways in which the actions of the past stay with us, and he hopes to pass those lessons along to his kids.

“Well, there’s a lot to tell them because there’s understanding the future, there’s understanding the immediate moment and why we’re at this point, and then it brings up a lot of issues from the past that we haven’t talked about,” he told GQ.

“So our focus is that everyone comes out stronger and better people — there is no other outcome.”


Randy Newman Regrets Writing Song About Trump’s Penis, But Not Enough to Apologize

Legendary singer-songwriter Randy Newman can’t quite explain why he wrote a song about President Trump’s dong … but it’s hilarious listening to him try. We got Randy at LAX, and our guy pressed him about the penis song … which he ultimately…