Celebrity Apprentice Winner Piers 'Champ' Morgan Lands Interview With His Friend Donald Trump

Former Celebrity Apprentice winner Piers Morgan has bagged the first ever international TV interview with President Donald Trump since his inauguration one year ago.

Morgan will meet with his friend Trump in Davos at the World Economic Forum, where the pair are expected to sit down for an interview that a source told The Daily Mirror was "a major coup" for the former CNN host.

Indeed, Morgan and Trump have remained friends in the decade since the show, and Morgan defended Trump following the pair's 2016 interview that saw the president criticized by U.K. viewers for his sentiment on Muslims and the London mayor Sadiq Khan.

"Trump is a good friend," Morgan, whom Trump reportedly refers to as "champ" in a throwback to his time on The Apprentice, told The Mirror. "I have spoken to him every three or four weeks for years. When I have had tough times, he has called me."

Despite Morgan's friendship with the president, the journalist has not always toed the party line on Trump's views, referring to Trump as "President Paranoid Snowflake" in an opinion piece for The Daily Mail last May after Trump commented "no politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly," over the Russia probe.

"As many rushed to point out, assassinated US presidents Abraham Lincoln and John F. Kennedy probably had it worse," Morgan wrote.

"Oh, and on the wider world stage, Nelson Mandela spent 27 years in a tiny prison cell and Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was kept under house arrest for 15 years. By comparison to all these politicians, Mr Trump, you've indisputably had it easy," he added of his good pal.

Morgan also hit out at the Republican back in November after he shared a video from far-right party Britain First on his Twitter page.

"Good morning, Mr President ‪@realDonaldTrump—what the hell are you doing retweeting a bunch of unverified videos by Britain First, a bunch of disgustingly racist far-right extremists? Please STOP this madness & undo your retweets," Morgan wrote.

Trump is notoriously not keen on being criticized, so it remains to be seen whether the president will have such a rosy view of the pair's friendship as he did during 2016.

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