Piers Morgan thinks J.K. Rowling’s pants are on fire — so he apparently decided to cool things off with some cold-hearted criticism of the “Harry Potter” author.
British media personality Morgan once again took aim at Rowling on Monday, after the author criticized President Donald Trump over a list of lies that the chief executive has purportedly told.
“President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List,” Rowling tweeted, linking to a New York Times opinion piece listing Trump quotes such as “I wasn’t a fan of Iraq. I didn’t want to go into Iraq” and “Between 3 million an 5 million illegal votes caused me to lose the popular vote.”
To which Morgan shot back, “Do you have a definitive list of the ones you’ve told about him?”
Morgan would seem to be referring, at least in part, to a tweet posted by Rowling late last month, ripping into Trump over a video in which he appeared to ignore a wheelchair-bound boy seeking a handshake from the president.
After it came to Rowling’s attention that the video had been edited, Rowling apologized — to the boy, not Trump — via Twitter, writing, “Re: my tweets about the small boy in a wheelchair whose proffered hand the president appeared to ignore in press footage, multiple sources have informed me that that was not a full or accurate representation of their interaction,” she wrote.
“I very clearly projected my own sensitivities around the issue of disabled people being overlooked or ignored onto the images I saw and if that caused any distress to that boy or his family, I apologize unreservedly. These tweets will remain, but I will delete the previous ones on the subject,” Rowling added.
Rowling drew wrath on Twitter over her initial criticisms of Trump, including from Morgan, who called her tweets “abusive” and wrote, “Very poor of @jk_rowling not to have admitted her error. Trump’s many flaws don’t justify untruthful attacks.”
Interestingly enough, Morgan’s latest criticism of Rowling came days after the Daily Mail published a column by Morgan that declared, “Trump is not the first US president to lie. They’ve pretty much all lied … But Donald Trump has indisputably taken playing loose with the truth to unprecedented levels since he won the election.”
Maybe Morgan just doesn’t want the competition?
President Trump’s Lies, the Definitive List https://t.co/QzlxG85Tdx
Do you have a definitive list of the ones you’ve told about him? https://t.co/l0L1gmwG1T
– Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 7, 2017