Piers Morgan begs President Trump to hire him as Chief Of Staff: 'I'm perfectly qualified!'

Piers Morgan has a...some might say...a controversial relationship with the United States. 

He was a star on "Celebrity Apprentice," winning the competition in 2008. Then he moved to CNN, where he hosted "Piers Morgan Live" for 3 years and really made a name for himself when it came to his advocacy for gun control. 

"The argument I keep hearing is that if everybody else was armed, it wouldn’t happen," he once said. "It’s a load of total hogwash."

Now, he’s aiming for what many call the second most powerful job in the country: the President’s Chief of Staff. 

His wrote an article in the DailyMail titled, “You’ve hired me before, Mr. President, so hire me again. I’m the one person whose reputation can’t be tarnished by becoming your Chief of Staff and I’m perfectly qualified for the job!”

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British journalist and editor of the News Of The World, Piers Morgan sitting in an office strewn with copies of his paper, circa 1995. (Photo by Terry O'Neill/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
(FILE PHOTO) Piers Morgan poses with actress Catherine Zeta-Jones at the Spartacus launch party in London, 1992. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan in his office at Canary Wharf, London, 14th December 1998. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
Daily Mirror Editor PIERS MORGAN opened an exhibition at the Science Museum today explaining how technology has revolutionised the way newspapers are produced, it also comemorates 100 years of the Daily Mirror, 09. 10. 2003. (Photo by Photoshot/Getty Images)
Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan with his Newspaper Editor of the Year award during GQ Men of the Year Awards at the Natural History Museum in London. 14/05/2004: Daily Mirror editor Piers Morgan who has Friday May 14, 2004, stepped down 'with immediate effect' after admitting that the pictures of soldiers abusing Iraqis were a 'calculated and malicious hoax'. Mr Morgan left his post hours after the regiment at the centre of the controversy demanded an apology. (Photo by Andy Butterton - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: (FILE PHOTO) Editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper, Piers Morgan is seen in his office from 1997 at the tabloid's Canary Wharf headquarters in London. Morgan, was forced to resign from the paper on May 14, 2004 after it was proven that a set of photos he had published, purporting to show British troops abusing Iraqi prisoners were in fact fake. (Photo by David Levenson/Getty Images)
LONDON - MARCH 9: Piers Morgan attends the Book Launch Party for his memoirs, entitled 'The Insider', at Axis Restaurant on March 9, 2005 in London. The autobiography provides insights into politics, pop culture and the inner workings of the media, gleaned during Morgan's 15-year career in the media. (Photo by Getty Images)
Portrait of journalist Piers Morgan photographed at home in London during 2005.; (Photo by Spiros Politis/Photoshot/Getty Images)
LONDON - MAY 04: Former editor of the Daily Mirror newspaper Piers Morgan holds a copy of his new newspaper for the young readers 'First News' on May 4, 2006 in London. Mr Morgan, who is the editorial director of First News, says that contibutors for the new national newspaper will include celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and businessman Sir Richard Branson. (Photo by Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Episode 1 -- Aired: 06/21/06 -- Pictured: Piers Morgan (judge) (Photo by Chris Haston/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
AMERICA'S GOT TALENT -- Pictured: (l-r) Judges Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne, David Hasselhoff -- Photo by: Trae Patton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NBC UNIVERSAL 2007 SUMMER PRESS DAY -- NBC Entertainment -- Pictured: (l-r) Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne on April 27, 2007 -- Photo by: Chris Haston/NBCU Photo Bank
Piers Morgan at a party to celebrate the launch of 'The Diana Chronicles' a revealing biography of The Princess of Wales written by Tina Brown at The Serpentine Gallery, central London. (Photo by Joel Ryan - PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)
Piers Morgan attends 'The Celebrity Apprentice' season finale at the American Museum of Natural History on May 10, 2009 in New York City.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 02: Piers Morgan attends 'Glamour Women of the Year Awards' at Berkeley Square Gardens on June 2, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 24: ***EXCLUSIVE*** Arlene Phillips and Piers Morgan pose ahead of the performance at the 'Newsroom?s Got Talent' event held in aid of Leonard Cheshire Disability (www.lcdisability.org) and Helen & Douglas House (www.helenanddouglas.org.uk) at Vinopolis on September 24, 2009 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Marsland/ITN/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 01: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 48 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Piers Morgan and Celia Walden attend the launch party of the new weekly magazine 'Stylist', on October 1, 2009 in London, England. (Photo by Dave M. Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 07: Piers Morgan attends the launch of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' on CNN at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park on December 7, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 20: TV personality Piers Morgan arrives at the T-Mobile Magenta Carpet at the 2011 NBA All-Star Game at L.A. Live on February 20, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Piers Morgan visits Extra at The Grove on February 23, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images for Extra)
Piers Morgan attends The Hollywood Reporter Big 10 party at The Getty House on February 24, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 05: Piers Morgan attends the grand opening party for Robert Earl's Planet Dailies/Mixology 101 on April 5, 2012 in Los Angeles, United States. (Photo by Noel Vasquez/WireImage)
CNN's Piers Morgan arrives at a red carpet event hosted by Google and the Hollywood Reporter on the eve of the annual White House Correspondents? Association dinner in Washington on April 27, 2012. AFP PHOTO / Nicholas KAMM (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/GettyImages)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 04: TV personality Piers Morgan attends BritWeek 'An Evening With Piers Morgan, In Conversation With Jackie Collins' benefiting Children's Hospital Los Angeles at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on May 4, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For Champneys For BritWeek)
Piers Morgan attends Chelsea Flower Show at The Royal Hospital Chelsea. (Photo by rune hellestad/Corbis via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 16: TV host Piers Morgan attends the WWE SummerSlam VIP Kick-Off Party at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 16, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images For WWE)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 02: Journalist Piers Morgan attends the Jaguar and BritWeek Event: A Villainous Affair, with the new British villain in town, the 2015 F-TYPE Coupe at The London West Hollywood on May 2, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. A signature BritWeek event, the rooftop reception featured the new Jaguar two-seat sports car. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images for Jaguar Land Rover)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 02: Piers Morgan attends the Hollywood Reporter's 3rd annual Academy Awards nominees night at Spago on February 2, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 21: Actor/comedian James Corden (L) and TV personality Piers Morgan attend The Weinstein Company's Academy Awards Nominees Dinner in partnership with Chopard, DeLeon Tequila, FIJI Water and MAC Cosmetics on February 21, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for TWC)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 02: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Journalist Piers Morgan visits the SiriusXM Studios on March 2, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 18: Piers Morgan attends The Frost family final Summer Party to raise money for the Miles Frost Fund in partnership with the British Heart Foundation on July 18, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for British Heart Foundation)
WATFORD, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 12: Journalist Piers Morgan plays a shot on the sixth hole during the Hero Pro-Am at The Grove on October 12, 2016 in Watford, England. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 25: Piers Morgan attends the National Television Awards on January 25, 2017 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images )
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan arrive for the TVChoice Awards at The Dorchester on September 5, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Piers Morgan at the 2017 AMD British Academy Britannia Awards Presented by American Airlines And Jaguar Land Rover at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 27, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/BAFTA LA/Getty Images for BAFTA LA)
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"But the key thing is to have someone at your side that understands you, has known you a long time, likes you and commands your respect," he went on to say.

"When you made me your first 'Celebrity Apprentice' a decade ago, you told me in the live NBC finale: ‘Piers, you’re a vicious guy. I’ve seen it. You’re tough. You’re smart. You’re probably brilliant, I’m not sure. You’re certainly not diplomatic. But you did an amazing job and you beat the hell out of everybody -- you’re my Celebrity Apprentice,'" he wrote. "Let’s be honest, what more could you possibly want from your Chief of Staff? You could have been talking about yourself!"

This all comes as the drama surrounding Trump’s Chief of Staff decision continues to unfold after it was announced that John Kelly was leaving at the end of the year. 

VP Mike Pence’s Chief Nick Ayers was reportedly offered the job but turned it down to join a pro-Trump PAC. 

Trump, for his part, denied that he’s having trouble finding a new Chief, tweeting, “Fake News has it purposely wrong. Many, over ten, are vying for and wanting the White House Chief of Staff position.” 

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White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks on his phone in a hallway outside the room where U.S. President Donald Trump was meeting with Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko during the U.N. General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly delivers speech at the Secretary of Interior Building in Mexico City, Mexico, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
U.S. President Donald Trump addresses White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (L) before a briefing on hurricane relief efforts in a hangar at Muniz Air National Guard Base in Carolina, Puerto Rico, U.S. October 3, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks about immigration reform at a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly and White House senior advisor Jared Kushner look on as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks before meeting with Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his delegation at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testifies before a Homeland Security Subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S. May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly speaks about border security during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly delivers a statement accompanied by U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) at the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City, Mexico February 23, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (L) and First Lady Melania Trump (lower right) listen as U.S. President Donald Trump delivers his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (R) shows the time to U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley (L) as they attend a session on reforming the United Nations at U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (C) stands in an adjacent cabin as U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters in the press cabin aboard Air Force One on his way to Washington after viewing damage from Hurricane Irma in Florida, U.S. September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly listens as U.S. President Donald Trump makes remarks to reporters before meeting with a bipartisan group of members of Congress at the White House in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (L) and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway (R) attend Kuwait's Emir Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and U.S. President Donald Trump's news conference after their meetings at the White House in Washington, U.S. September 7, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly stands before a Medal of Honor ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 31, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly (R) arrives with fellow staff to board Air Force One with U.S. President Trump for travel to New Jersey from Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. August 4, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly looks down at his phone as he boards Air Force One in Hagerstown, Maryland, U.S., hours after it was announced that Trump Senior Adviser Steve Bannon left the administration August 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly looks on as he listens to Mexico's Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong (not pictured) delivering a joint message at the Secretary of Interior Building in Mexico City, Mexico, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly arrives to Secretary of Interior Building before addressing the media, in Mexico City, Mexico, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly testifies before a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., U.S., June 6, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly takes questions from the media while addressing the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 12, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly leans on the Resolute Desk during a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
White House Chief of Staff John Kelly speaks during a daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., October 19, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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