Piers Morgan says he couldn't ask Trump about Russia because he 'ran out of time' but they did chat about football

Piers Morgan's interview with US President Donald Trump on Sunday evening really was a hard-hitting piece of journalism.

The two, who have known each other since Morgan won The Celebrity Apprentice in 2008 and consider each other friends, really tackled the tough subjects during their 60-minute discussion.

For example, Morgan quizzed the President on whether he would be interested in becoming the manager of Arsenal and whether he has been invited to the Royal Wedding.

He also asked Trump, a man who has been accused by numerous women of sexual misconduct, whether he considers himself to be a feminist. The President's answer didn't surprise anyone.

In fairness, the divisive journalist and TV presenter did manage to get the President to apologise for retweeting Islamophobic videos.

Regardless, Morgan was delighted that 3 million people tuned in to watch the discussion, which was broadcast by ITV on Sunday evening.

Prior to the interview, people feared that it would be nothing more than a friendly chat between two mates and that's arguably more or less what they got.

Where were the questions about Trump's alleged collusion with Russia and the resulting investigation, his spat with North Korea and his intervention in Syria?

Morgan was quizzed on the absence of these questions during an interview with Emma Barnett on BBC Radio 5 Live this morning.

Barnett asked if there were any restrictions on the questions he could ask, but Morgan denied this and said that he had simply run out of time.

Absolutely no restrictions on any questions at all.

I didn't discuss Russia with him, or Syria, or North Korea.

I was going to. But I ran out of time.

HT BBC Radio 5 Live

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