Piers Morgan slammed for calling Michelle Obama 'b-tchy' toward Melania Trump

Piers Morgan is at it again. After picking fights with Ariana Grande and plus-size model Tess Holliday, the British TV host is taking aim at another high-profile woman: former first lady Michelle Obama.

This week Morgan devoted an entire column for Britain’s Daily Mail to scolding Obama for “plunging the bitchy knife firmly into the back of her successor as first lady, Melania Trump.”

Morgan claims the Becoming author “let me down” by making a “cheap, tacky” crack about leaving the White House for the last time on President Trump’s inauguration day. During an appearance on The Tonight Show on Tuesday, the former FLOTUS told Jimmy Fallon that her thoughts on the day were: “Bye, Felicia!” — a reference to the chilly sendoff made famous in the 1995 film Friday.

Morgan, who befriended Trump when he won Celebrity Apprentice in 2008, saw the remarks as being at the expense of the new first lady.

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Michelle Obama and Hota Kotb Celebrate International Day of the Girl on NBC's 'TODAY' at Rockefeller Plaza on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Karlie Kloss, Zendaya, Kelly Clarkson, Freida Pinto,and Michelle Obama ainor take a selfie while they Celebrate International Day of the Girl on NBC's 'TODAY' at Rockefeller Plaza on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 11: Michelle Obama Celebrates International Day of the Girl on NBC's 'TODAY' at Rockefeller Plaza on October 11, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Debra L Rothenberg/FilmMagic)
CORAL GABLES, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a 'When We All Vote Rally' in Miami at the Watsco Center at the University of Miami on September 28, 2018 in Carol Gables, Florida. (Photo by Thaddaeus McAdams/FilmMagic)
CORAL GABLES, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Former United States of America First Lady Michelle Obama speaks during a 'When We All Vote Rally' in Miami at the Watsco Center at the University of Miami on September 28, 2018 in Carol Gables, Florida. (Photo by Johnny Louis/FilmMagic)
CORAL GABLES, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Former United States of America First Lady Michelle Obama is seen participating in the 'When We All Vote Rally' at Watsco Center at the University of Miami on September 28, 2018 in Coral Gables, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a rally for When We All Vote's National Week of Action at Chaparral High School on September 23, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Obama is the founder and a co-chairwoman of the organization that aims to help people register and to vote. Early voting for the 2018 midterm elections in Nevada begins on October 20. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 1: (L-R) Former U.S. President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, and former U.S. President George W. Bush arrive for the funeral service for U.S. Sen. John McCain at the National Cathedral on September 1, 2018 in Washington, DC. The late senator died August 25 at the age of 81 after a long battle with brain cancer. McCain will be buried at his final resting place at the U.S. Naval Academy. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 22: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks during the Opening General Session of the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 22, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 21: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama speaks during the Opening General Session of the 2018 American Library Association Annual Conference at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on June 21, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Erika Goldring/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 14: Former First Lady Michelle Obama talks to the audience at the Reach Higher Initiative Beating the Odds Summit to support first-generation college-bound students on June 14, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Shannon Finney/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 05: Former First Lady of The United States Michelle Obama at The United State of Women Summit 2018 - Day 1 on May 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 05: Former First Lady of The United States Michelle Obama (L) and actress Tracee Ellis Ross have a conversation on stage at The United State of Women Summit 2018 - Day 1 on May 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)
Former US first lady Michelle Obama (L) and actress/activist Tracee Ellis Ross attend the United State of Women Summit at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, on May 5, 2018. (Photo by CHRIS DELMAS / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRIS DELMAS/AFP/Getty Images)
Michelle Obama is joined by students, stars, performing artists and athletes for the fifth annual College Signing Day, hosted by Reach Higher, at Temple Universitys Liacouras Center in North Philadelphia, on May 2, 2018. The Former First Lady is joined by 7.000 students and (on stage) stars, performing artists and athletes including Bradley Cooper, Rebel Wilson, Zendaya, Robert De Niro, Camila Cabello, Questlove, Anthony Mackie and Janelle Monae. (Photo by Bastiaan Slabbers/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: Michelle Obama attends MUSE New York 2018 at One World Observatory on February 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Ryan Emberley/Getty Images for Klick Inc.)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Former First Lady Michelle Obama and former President Barack Obama are seen after their portraits were unveiled at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on Monday February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. The former President's portrait was painted by Kehinde Wiley while the former First Lady's portrait was painted by Amy Sherald. (Photo by Matt McClain/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 12: Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama participates in the unveiling of her official portrait during a ceremony at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery, on February 12, 2018 in Washington, DC. The portraits were commissioned by the Gallery, for Kehinde Wiley to create President Obama's portrait, and Amy Sherald that of Michelle Obama. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Former US First Lady Michelle Obama stands before her portrait by artist Amy Sherald after an unveiling at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, February 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
(Center L-R): Kristen Perry of Chicago, Ill., former First Lady Of the U.S. Michelle Obama, and other school counselors, pose for a photo after the 2018 School Counselor of the Year awards ceremony, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Former First Lady Of the U.S. Michelle Obama presented the 2018 School Counselor of the Year award to Kristen Perry of Chicago, Ill., at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018. (Photo by Cheriss May) (Photo by Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 02: Michelle Obama, former First Lady of the United States, honors the 2018 School Counselor of Year at a special celebration at The Kennedy Center on February 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images)
Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jim Young (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jim Young (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
Former first lady Michelle Obama speaks with poet Elizabeth Alexander at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jim Young (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
Former First Lady Michelle Obama (L) holds hands with poet Elizabeth Alexander at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jim Young (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
Former First Lady Michelle Obama laughs during the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, November 1, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jim Young (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, October 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jim Young (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 31: Former first Lady Michelle and former president Barack Obama are introduced at the inaugural Obama Foundation Summit on October 31, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The two-day event will feature a mix of community leaders politicians and artists exploring creative solutions to common problems, and experiencing art, technology, and music from around the world. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Former US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, Illinois, October 31, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Jim Young (Photo credit should read JIM YOUNG/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Michelle Obama speaks onstage The Streicker Center hosts a Special Evening with Former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Streicker Center on October 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Michelle Obama (L) and David Letterman speak onstage as The Streicker Center hosts a Special Evening with Former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Streicker Center on October 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Michelle Obama (L) and David Letterman speak onstage as The Streicker Center hosts a Special Evening with Former First Lady Michelle Obama at The Streicker Center on October 25, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama watches the surprise video message from her husband Former President of the United States Barack Obama during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama and Screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes speak on stage during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
DENVER, CO - JULY 25: Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks, emphasizing that women must celebrate their strength, during a live conversation with The Women's Foundation of Colorado President and CEO Lauren Y. Casteel at Pepsi Center on July 25, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jason Bahr/Getty Images for The Women's Foundation of Colorado)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 03: Screenwriter, director and producer Shonda Rhimes and Former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama pose for a photo together during Pennsylvania Conference For Women 2017 at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 3, 2017 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Pennsylvania Conference for Women)
DENVER, CO - JULY 25: Former First Lady Michelle Obama speaks, emphasizing that women must celebrate their strength, during a live conversation with The Women's Foundation of Colorado at Pepsi Center on July 25, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Jason Bahr/Getty Images for The Women's Foundation of Colorado)
THE 25TH ESPYS - Theatre - The world's best athletes and biggest stars join host Peyton Manning for 'The 25th ESPYS presented by Capital One' live from the Microsoft Theater on WEDNESDAY, JULY 12 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on ABC. (Photo by Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images) MICHELLE OBAMA
LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 12: Former First Lady Michelle Obama (C) speaks onstage with Special Olympics athletes at The 2017 ESPYS at Microsoft Theater on July 12, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 7: Former U.S. President Barack Obama receives the 2017 John F. Kennedy Profile In Courage Award from Caroline Kennedy as Michelle Obama and Jack Schlossberg look on at the John F. Kennedy Library May 7, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. Obama was honored for 'his enduring commitment to democratic ideals and elevating the standard of political courage in a new century,' with specific mention of his expansion of healthcare options, his leadership on confronting climate change and his restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. (Photo by CJ Gunther-Pool/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 03: Former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle arrive for a roundtable discussion at the South Shore Cultural Center about the Obama Presidential Center, which is scheduled to be built in nearby Jackson Park, on May 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Presidential Center design envisions three buildings, a museum, library and forum. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - MAY 03: Former first lady Michelle Obama and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel arrive for a roundtable discussion at the South Shore Cultural Center about the Obama Presidential Center, which is scheduled to be built in nearby Jackson Park, on May 3, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Presidential Center design envisions three buildings, a museum, library and forum. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 27: Former United States first lady Michelle Obama waves and greets the audience during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 on April 27, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Michelle Obama is making one of her first public speeches at the Orlando Conference since leaving the White House. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 27: Former United States first lady Michelle Obama speaks during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 on April 27, 2017 in Orlando, Florida. Michelle Obama is making one of her first public speeches at the Orlando Conference since leaving the White House. (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 10: Michelle Obama leaves Upland restaurant on March 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
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“Michelle Obama likes to pride herself as being street-wise and down with the kids, so will have known all this when she said it,” he responded. “She is a very smart woman too, so she will have also known that ‘Felicia’ is a very similar phonetic name to ‘Melania,’ so it would be very obvious to whom she was referring.”

Obama also joked about feeling awkward when Melania Trump presented her with a Tiffany’s gift box.

“Melania Trump must have winced with anger and humiliation,” he wrote. 

Though he insists that he considers Obama to be “a delightful person — warm, friendly and highly personable,” Morgan’s column accuses her of “bitchy sniping” at Melania Trump and straying away from her famous “when they go low, we go high” mantra. 

“How sad to now see the same Michelle Obama, a woman I greatly admire, now herself go so low simply to belittle her successor, flog a few more books and further line her already bulging pockets,” he added. 

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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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The criticism has fired up supporters of the former first lady, some of whom claim that Morgan’s grievances are racially motivated, noting his recent attack on another woman of color, Meghan Markle. Many also insist that she wasn’t ridiculing the new FLOTUS.

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