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Watch: Christine O’Donnell walks off interview with Piers Morgan

The Tea Party favourite once forced to insist she was not a witch was trying to promote her new book…

Not happy: O'Donnell was keen to end the interview.
Not happy: O'Donnell was keen to end the interview.
Image: Screengrab via CNN

CHRISTINE O’DONNELL, THE failed US senatorial candidate and favourite of the influential Tea Party movement, got a little upset with CNN presenter Piers Morgan last night, so much so she walked off set during an interview.

The former candidate for the US senate was the Republican party’s surprise pick to run for election in Delaware last November but was soundly beaten on election day.

Her campaign had been notable for her admission that she once engaged in witchcraft and her condemnation of masturbation. She even released a campaign video in which she insisted: “I’m not a witch”.

Last night, O’Donnell came on the Piers Morgan Tonight show on CNN to talk about her new book ‘Troublemaker’ but when quizzed about her views on gay marriage which appear in the book, she got a little upset and ended the interview:



The Guardian reports that O’Donnell’s book is her attempt at a political rehabilitation following the disastrous election last year in which she was soundly beaten.

She did manage to address the issue of the infamous “I’m not a witch” campaign ad, telling Morgan prior to the walkout: “I listened to the so-called experts who have been losing election after election. The experts aren’t always experts.”

Morgan tweeted his bafflement at the actions of his interviewee last night saying it had been “his first ever walk-out in 25 years of interviews.”

He later retweeted a comment by New York Times reporter Don Van Natta Jr which read: “Christine O’Donnell is the first author in the history of publishing to walk out of a TV interview because the host apparently read her book.”

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