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Christine O'Donnell wrestles with Piers Morgan

Tea Party hero Christine O'Donnell walked out of Piers Morgan's show in a huff because Piers asked her an actual question

Christine O'Donnell wrestles with Piers Morgan

Okay, they didn't exactly wrestle …

But Things were definitely strained between Christine O’Donnell and Piers Morgan last night on Piers’ CNN show.

The Tea Party heroine and alleged recovering witch  walked out on Piers, apparently peeved that the British journo asked her an actual question.

In an underhanded journalistic trick, Piers played clips of O’Donnell’s past pronouncements on how she once dabbled in witchcraft. O’Donnell, who began her education at Fairleigh Dickinson University in North Jersey as a theater major, later denied she had been a witch during her campaign last year for the U.S Senate.

Piers crossed the line when he asked the 41-year-old Philly native an bona fide issues question: Where do you stand on gay marriage.

 O'Donnell noted that she agreed to come on the show to discuss her new book, Troublemaker: Let's Do What it Takes to Make America Great Again.

“I'm promoting the policies that I laid out in the book that are mostly fiscal, that are mostly constitutional,” she told Piers. “That's what I want to talk about. I'm not being weird. You're being a little rude."

Hours after walking off the show, O’Donnell tried to diffuse the situation with this tweet: “No hard feelings you cheeky bugger.”

But she declined an invite to appear on the show again.

Here's a clip of O'Donnell on (& walking off) the show.

Tirdad Derakhshani Inquirer Sideshow Columnist
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