28/01/2017 10:40 GMT | Updated 28/01/2017 10:46 GMT

Piers Morgan Reveals 'Personal' Phone Calls With Donald Trump

'When I have had tough times, he has called me and we talk about personal stuff.'

Piers Morgan has opened up about his friendship with Donald Trump, revealing the US president has been there for him in “tough times”. 

The ‘Good Morning Britain’ presenter was a keen defender of Trump during his election campaign and subequent win, and while it was known the pair were close, he has told of new details of their relationship. 

Mathew Imaging via Getty Images
Piers Morgan claims Donald Trump has been there for him in 'tough times'
Trump gave interviews on 'Good Morning Britain' during his election campaign

Piers has been on the receiving end of backlash himself in the last week, after his tweets about the Women’s Marches in which he claimed he was going to create a Men’s March in retaliation to “protest the creeping global emasculation of my gender by rabid feminists”.

His comments later forced Ewan McGregor to pull out of a scheduled appearance on the ITV breakfast show in disgust, to which Piers responded by penning a damning Daily Mail column. 

The debacle has also left Susanna Reid having to defend herself against critics saying she doesn’t do enough to put her co-presenter in his place, although she did go to the lengths of gagging him during an appearance at the NTAs earlier this week. 

Photo galleryDonld Trump Reimagined As Comic Book Villains See Gallery