Piers bought Churchill's cigar because leader 'never surrendered'

Piers Morgan tells Tucker Carlson how he bought cigar half-smoked by Winston Churchill because wartime leader ‘never surrendered to anybody ever’

  • Piers Morgan bought Churchill’s half-smoked cigar as he ‘never surrendered’
  • Journalist paid £2,600 in 2018 for the cigar left behind by Churchill during WW2
  • He told Tucker Carlson he looks at the relic ‘when I’m thinking about rolling over’
  • Morgan also denounced ‘woke mob’ that cost him his Good Morning Britain job 

Piers Morgan has told Tucker Carlson he bought a cigar half-smoked by Winston Churchill because the wartime leader ‘never surrendered to anybody ever’ in his first interview since ‘woke’ cancel culture cost him his job. 

The 56-year-old journalist paid £2,600 for the cigar, left behind by Churchill on his voyage aboard HMS Duke of York in 1941 as he met with US President Franklin D Roosevelt, at a Shropshire auction back in May 2018.

At the time, MailOnline columnist Morgan took to Twitter to tell his followers he had bought the wartime relic because he was feeling ‘so patrotic’.

Sitting down with Fox Nation host Tucker on Monday for his first interview since quitting Good Morning Britain (GMB), Morgan revealed he looks at the half-smoked cigar when he starts ‘thinking about rolling over’. 

He sensationally left ITV breakfast show GMB last month after causing a social media storm when he said he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of what Meghan Markle had said during her bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey. 

Morgan has since launched an impassioned defence of free speech and has called the very ‘wokeism’ that cost him his livelihood a new form of ‘fascism’ that threatens the foundations of western democracy.

Piers Morgan has told Tucker Carlson how he bought a cigar half-smoked by Winston Churchill because the wartime leader ‘never surrendered to anybody ever’. Pictured smoking a cigar

The 56-year-old journalist paid £2,600 for the cigar, left behind by Churchill on his voyage aboard HMS Duke of York in 1941 to meet US President Franklin D Roosevelt, at a Shropshire auction back in May 2018. At the time, MailOnline columnist Morgan took to Twitter to tell his followers he had bought the wartime relic because he was feeling ‘so patrotic’

Morgan said: ‘Obviously no one can invoke his [Churchill’s] spirit, but you can invoke part of his spirit. Just never give up and never give in on the point of principle.

‘Stand up for what you believe in. As Churchill himself said, if you’ve got enemies good, because it means you  stood up for something you believe in sometime in our life. Isn’t that a good maxim for all of us to have in life?’

He also told the Tucker Carlson Today programme on the Fox Nation streaming service Churchill is his ‘hero’ because ‘he never surrendered to anybody ever’.  

On Monday, he doubled down on his original comments, saying he was right not to believe the duke and duchess because 17 of their claims have since been proven false, exaggerated or unverifiable.

The former GMB host also described Meghan, who came to fame on TV series Suits, as the ‘delusional duchess who is on the make’ as he accused the couple of the ‘most extraordinarily disingenuous smear, hit job’ on the royal family.  

And he used his appearance on Tucker’s show to rail against what he described as the ‘woke mob’ and urged the public to ‘stand up and say ‘no”.

Sitting down with Fox Nation host Tucker on Monday during his first interview since quitting GMB, Morgan revealed that he also has at least three pictures of Churchill

Morgan sat down for his own tell-all with Fox Nation host Tucker Carlson aired on Monday

He called the ‘woke’ cancel culture that cost him his job on GMB a new form of ‘fascism’ that threatens the very foundations of democracy. 

‘If we lose the right to have an opinion, the right to respect other opinions, then ultimately democracy dies. It’s the bedrock of democracy,’ Morgan told Tucker. 

‘You then become something different, you become a totalitarian state run by an illiberal mob, who are the new fascists. Is that what anybody wants? Do liberals want that? I don’t want that, I’m a liberal,’ added Morgan.

Morgan became the target of online outrage and wild accusations of racism after stating that he did not believe key claims made by Meghan, including that a senior Royal made racist comments about her son Archie’s skin tone, and that Palace staff rebuffed her attempts to seek counseling when she had suicidal thoughts. 

Morgan set off a social media firestorm the day after the Oprah interview on March 7 when he said he ‘didn’t believe a word’ of what Meghan said about experiencing racism within the Royal Family and feeling suicidal when she was pregnant

Morgan has declared that he was right not to believe Meghan Markle and Prince Harry in their tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey last month because 17 of their claims have since been proven false, exaggerated or unverifiable

He was forced out of his job at GMB when he refused to back down from his position, and the controversy spread to the US when Sharon Osbourne was forced to leave as co-host of the CBS show The Talk after defending Morgan’s right to his opinion.

Morgan pointed to these incidents, as well as the recent ouster of new Teen Vouge editor Alexi McCammond over racist tweets from her teenage years, which she deleted and apologised for, as evidence that ‘woke cancel culture’ has gone out of control.

‘I don’t believe any Americans I’ve met on my travels would be comfortable with what is happening here,’ he said.

‘What happened to me, to Sharon Osbourne, to the editor of Teen Vouge. None of this seems American to me. It’s the country of freedoms, it’s the country of the Constitutional right to have an opinion.

‘This is not why our countries went to war with a fascist group like the Nazis. And yet here we are with a new liberal form of fascism, where you either sign up to a fake narrative, you either believe something that is untrue, or you have to be destroyed. 

‘Isn’t that what fascism is? Isn’t that the purest personification of fascism.

‘It’s exactly the same thing that they profess to detest most. If you ask anyone who is really woke, they hate fascists, and yet they behave exactly the same way.’ 

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