Former CNN primetime host Piers Morgan, who plies his trade these days on the “Good Morning Britain” program for the U.K.’s ITV network, scored an interview with President Trump during the President’s visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland last week.
Morgan has started leaking tidbits to tease Sunday’s airing of the interview, and he picked a doozy Saturday to tweet to the masses.
Prepping the ground for his audience and attempting to build a sense of anticipation, Morgan broadcast President Trump’s answer to a question that must gone something like, “Mr. President, do you consider yourself a feminist?”
“No, I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist. I mean, I think that would be, maybe, going too far,” Trump said, according to Morgan. “I’m for women, I’m for men, I’m for everyone.”
In other words, the president seems to believe that ‘All Genders Matter.’
The question is an obvious one, given all the negative attention the president has generated with regards to his sordid history with women, both during the campaign and throughout his still young presidency.
Now, at the height of the #MeToo movement, that attention has only heightened. The president, who is facing new accusations of both an extramarital affair with porn star Stormy Daniels, and accusations that he attempted to silence her and others with non-disclosure agreements and hush money, is clearly in the cross hairs again.
You’d think he would have anticipated a question like that and prepared a better answer. Then again, the answer he gave will play well with base, which is probably the whole point.