Piers Morgan tore into Charlotte Church on talkRADIO this morning, asking why on earth Donald Trump would ask her to sing for him at his inauguration.
The chatshow host joined Julia Hartley-Brewer to his close friend Mr Trump, who is being sworn in later today.
In the final part of the interview, Morgan told Julia that Trump would be "laughing his head off" about the celebrities who have publicly rejected the chance to appear at his inauguration, and said that "Hillary Clinton wheeled them out every three minutes" without winning anything.
Church claimed earlier this month that she had been invited to perform at the inauguration but had turned down the opportunity as Mr Trump is a "tyrant." Morgan mocked her on Twitter for the comment and repeated his attack today, saying "Charlotte Church wanted us to believe that President Trump wanted her to perform, he's never even heard of Charlotte Church.
"Trump doesn't care for celebrity endorsement - he's the biggest star on the planet right now."
Morgan also had some harsh words for Mr Trump's predecessor, Barack Obama, and suggested it was in Britain's interest to cultivate a close relationship with the new man.
On the outgoing president, he said “Obama had this saint-like reputation in Britain, and the reality is, he wasn’t at all. From the 8 years I looked at, he was ineffectual. I think he was a great figurehead and nice man, but let’s not pretend Trump is taking over from a masterclass of a president."
On Brexit, he said “if I were Britain now, you don’t have to like Trump, but give him a chance. And as the country here, let’s make the most of the special relationship. On the back of all of this, let’s try and crack out a great trade deal.”
Listen to the interview above.
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