Meaning that, should Trump get guilty, he goes to jail. This has been widely reported and commented upon - except in one Twitter feed, the one run by former Screws and Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan, now attempting valiantly to pull Murdoch property and noise floor occupant TalkTV up to a rather more substantial level of viewer engagement. Thus far he has said nothing.
And that silence cannot be excused by any claim that it is down to Morgan taking a fortnight off from his show and heading off on holiday: he’s managed to Tweet in defence of former cricketer Michael Vaughan, who has been cleared “on the balance of probabilities” of using racist language towards colleagues. Morgan has, as usual, not been backward in coming forward.
“So happy for my friend, a good man appallingly maligned by this grotesquely unfair witch-hunt. BBC must reinstate him asap” he pontificated, with one eye on tomorrow’s sporting headlines, not least across the Murdoch empire. So his Twitter feed is as active as ever. But no comment about the indictment of his pal. And yes, Trump is a pal of Morgan’s. They have previous together.
Morgan got access - and did soft soap interviews - when Trump was, thankfully briefly, in the White House. He got to go aboard Air Force One, although actually hitching a lift on the aircraft was not on offer. The softball side was exemplified by an interview for ITV Good Morning Britain in 2018; there was another last year which helped to promote TalkTV.
He’s got time to lay into anything to do with transsexual people and gender identity, have the customary rant at Madonna, moan about WOKE, the meaning of which he probably doesn’t know, and of course continue his obsession with the Sussexes. But a former US President about to be arraigned on potential felony charges - nah, that’s not important.
But of course it is important, and far moreso than trans bashing, Sussex bashing, Madonna bashing and WOKE bashing. Is the host famously promoted as being UNCENSORED being censored? Is he self-censoring? Or has he decided the time has come to throw The Donald under the bus? Will he be the next to tell his old pal “I know thee not, old man”?
Because that is a very telling omission for someone who claims to be UNCENSORED. Saying nothing about news that is leading websites across the West right now. News that involves an old pal of his. Maybe it slipped his mind while he was obsessing about the Sussexes for the several hundredth time, claiming that Haz was at the High Court just chasing money.
Maybe there is trouble brewing for The Great Man. Watch this space.