JK Rowling blasts Trump defender Piers Morgan in Twitter battle

A social media tweeted her saying: "Just burned all my Harry Potter books after being a fan for 17 years".

All it took was Bill Maher asking Piers Morgan for an apology from Trump voters who said Hillary Clinton was the lesser of two evils was the "lesser of two evils" to launch Morgan, the U.S. Editor-at-Large for DailyMail.com, and Australian comic Jim Jefferies into a shouting match.

"Because you had a premonition that one day the author would roar with laughter at seeing you called out for your bulls*** on live TV?"

Morgan said that "everything I said was factual". "If you think screaming 'F**K OFF!' at me changes that, then you're mistaken".

In last night's (10 February) episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, Jefferies lashed out at Morgan for refusing to refer to Trump's travel ruling as a Muslim ban.

At this point Jefferies interjected to say: "Oh, fuck off".

Morgan retorted by accusing Jefferies of whipping up hysteria.


"Hitler didn't kill the Jews on his first day, he worked up to it!"


Piers Morgan and JK Rowling became embroiled in a Twitter row over the Good Morning Britain presenter's support of Donald Trump after he was criticised live on United States television.

After Jefferies invoked Hitler and Nazi Germany, and Morgan criticized him for the characterization, things got personal. Jefferies looked right at the camera and audience and asked, "Am I losing you?" to wild applause and cheers, with cries of "no!"

  • Salvatore Jensen