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March 6th, 2012
02:24 PM ET

Michele Bachmann fist-bumps Piers Morgan, denounces ObamaCare

On Monday Congresswoman Michele Bachmann visited "Piers Morgan Tonight" for a feisty face-to-face discussion, touching on topics ranging from healthcare to handshakes, even engaging in a good-natured fist-bump.

"We can do it, fist-bump right there!" declared the Republican from Minnesota.

"That's an 'Obama fist-bump,'" reminded Piers Morgan. "If the president's watching – and I'm sure he is – he would have enjoyed that moment."

"Of course he would, with a 'Michelle,'" laughed Bachmann, referencing the First Lady of the same first name.

But not every mention of Barack Obama was entirely positive:

"The cheapest way to have healthcare is let all Americans buy any health insurance policy they want, anywhere in the United States, pay for it with their own tax-free money, and have true medical malpractice reform," insisted the former presidential candidate. "That's what Barack Obama should have done. He failed to do that. That's what we need to replace ObamaCare with."

Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Michele Bachmann and Piers Morgan engage in a fiery and competitive conversation, with each battling for a perceived verbal upper hand.

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  1. mary jane

    Mr. Morgan is getting so far to the left that I no longer enjoy watching him. His show with Bill Mahar was absolutely disgusting. Not only was B. Mahar vindictive and such an angry man, Piers continued to giggle like a little girl in an approving manner. That's the interview where I decided Pier's liberal beliefs were too much to enjoy listening to.

    March 6, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin Kimmel

      I agree with you whole-heartledly. That's why he got the job at CNN. The major news media are all left-wing. Ever hear them criticise Obama? Candy Crowley, State of the Union. What Union? All she does is lambast the Republicans. Meet The Press with David..... All he ever does is extol the left wing agenda. Look at the panes he has. He has one Republican
      on the panel to argue for and the other 4 are for the Obama agenda. MSNBC ABC ; NBC. they are all identical.

      March 6, 2012 at 5:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Michael

        You're seeing what you want to see. And you want to see the world as having liberal bias so that you don't have to face the flaws in your ideology.

        March 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Krisztian Patay

      I totally agree with you and many others commented below.

      March 7, 2012 at 2:08 am | Report abuse | Reply
    • Robert

      Cult indoctrination 101:
      Our message is the only truth, any other message is false and should be denounced as such.
      I almost look forward to the Republicans getting back into the white house so the lunitic fringe will feel safe enough to crawl back into their holes.

      March 8, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Al

    Piers, like your show but very disappointed in your interview of Michelle. Waste of time, another rich repub trying to sell something, her book. No answers to any of the questions, only about her, how wonderful she thinks she is.

    March 6, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin Kimmel

      I can see that you are an Obama man. Did you know that the ten top richest Senators are Democrats. Next time you need a job go ask a poor man. By the way, did you raise 5 of your own and 23 foster children to boot?

      March 6, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Temo

        Sad; that she has negatively influenced such minds with her vitriol, and stupidity.

        March 7, 2012 at 9:01 am | Report abuse |
  3. Rexer

    Michellle Bachman is still out of touch and in her right wing bubble. Not judgmental? Wake up Michelle!
    Can't she just answer a question? NEVER!!! Does she not understand the division of church and state? These so-called 'Christians' want less government in our lives until it comes to their issues – anti-abortion being at the forefront.
    This is more than embarrassing as an American and a Christian.

    March 6, 2012 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin Kimmel

      Didn't you just say Michelle Bachman is right wing? UH Uh UH. you can't make a statement like that. You're being judgemental. A natural mind can not receive the things of God. Of course you probalby don't know what I'm talking about. You Liberals expect us to respect your point of view but you won't respect ours.
      Whatever happened to freedom of speach? You can say whatever pleases you, but when it comes to a christian professing his/her faith then we're judging. How true it is, that in the last days people will be given over to a reprobate mind and they will call right wrong, and wrong right.

      March 6, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse | Reply
      • Krisztian Patay

        Kevin Kimmel, Very well said, I agree 100 % with you, good comments I hope Mr Morgan will read them too.

        March 7, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
      • Temo

        So you are saying that an UNnatural mind will receive the things of god? You obviously got your GED from the Internet.

        March 7, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
      • Krisztian Patay

        Temo, you obviously have no clue what Kevin is talking about !

        March 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Anna

    If I stay out of your religion, please stay out of my lifestyle – just as your religion has no effect whatsoever on me; my lifestyle equally has no effect whatsoever on yours! So many Americans seem really good at having hypocritical double standards that pass as religion, whilst slamming anyone else who believes or thinks or lives differently. Guess what – there's a whole world out there that does NOT want to be like you – that, I would say, would be MOST of us in the rest of the world. Go for it, Piers Morgan – good for you and thanks for challenging such biggoted thinking head on!

    March 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Kevin Kimmel

      You will know a tree by its fruit. Jesus said that. Conscience bothering you?

      March 6, 2012 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Krisztian Patay

      You and Mr Morgan call Christians bigot ? Do you tolerate others view like Christian view, I don't think so, what is more Mr Morgan attacked Kirk in a very rude manner for his beliefs ! You accept only your own beliefs, are you bigot too ?

      March 7, 2012 at 2:45 am | Report abuse | Reply
  5. Marlene Hollmann

    It was embarrassing to witness how Piers Morgan constantly interrupted Michelle Bachmann, never let her complete what she was saying and so insisted on having the stage to himself. Why can´t he introduce some measure of dignity into his "interviews" (which are more like a one-man show.) He´s an utter bore.

    March 6, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
    • Krisztian Patay

      That's his style It looks like, pretty rude !

      March 7, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Danny D

    The Michell Bachmann interview just shows how left Piers is..... You laughed when Bill Mahar made disgusting and off color comments about Tim Tebow and his beliefs but when you asked Mrs Bachmann about Rush Limbaugh you seem so disgusted.. COME ON lets be " neutral " or in the middle (like you claimed to be ) Piers your ratings will show what people really think of your show. You wish you had Rush Limbaugh 's ratings ....Never will happen :)

    March 6, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. miguel

    Both liberal and conservative use science as a political tool. Liberals are always accusing conservative of ignoring science, but dont have any problem themselves ignoring science when it says that life start at conception. If you cite that simple and almost universally accepted scientific fact then you are labeled an extremist, intolerant, ignorant , bigot and all sort of idiocies.

    March 6, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. M Nielsen

    Thanks to Piers for outing Michelle Bachmann for the judgemental, self righteous sham she is. Her failure to take a principled stand and denounce Limbaugh for his ghastly comments about Ms. Fluke said much about her ability to lead and her fitness for public office, none of it good. She revealed herself as publicly afraid to call Limbaugh on his unacceptable language and vitriol. "Defacto" leader of the Republican party, my aunt Fanny. For shame Michelle.

    March 6, 2012 at 6:13 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. steve spragg

    Mr Cameron's remarks were well stated and I am happy to call him a brother in Christ. I and the hundreds of people that I have known the last few years support him and understand his statement. Wow, there sure are alot of people who hate, like Mr morgan and his supporters.

    March 6, 2012 at 8:39 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. Krisztian Patay

    Mr Morgan, Do you happen to be an Anti-Christian ?

    March 7, 2012 at 2:24 am | Report abuse | Reply
  11. carol putzig

    Piers Morgan, I cringe every time that you say that you are a Roman Catholic. You seem to stand for everything that is not in line with the church. You are pro gay marriage, pro choice, and enjoy throwing out those gotcha questions to people like Michele Bachmann. I wish that your faith were as strong as hers.
    I wonder if you ever go on retreat; go to confession; attend Sunday and holy day Masses; pray. I will tell you this. If you do not stand up for the faith then do not say you are Catholic. This is a joke and demeaning to all of us who love and practice. May God have mercy on your soul.

    carol

    March 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. scotty

    how about you grow a spine piers? you let michelle bachman drone on and on, I thought I was watching a political ad. you go after people like kirk cameron but you let the politicos off the hook. when she told you you were rude, you should have told her she was evading the questions, which she repeatedly did. why do these people get a pass from you? head back across the pond and learn a thing or two about tough questioning, gimme a break.

    March 7, 2012 at 9:30 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. Betty Kiel

    To: Mr. Pierce Morgan

    From: Betty and Kimberly Kiel
    Pearland, TX

    Subject: Your Show

    Congratulations, your show receives our “Gold Medal” for Honesty and Integrity in reporting and current event interviewing!We also choose your sense of humor about our news and the unique manner that you deliver your “tongue-in-cheek” inuendo!

    Love You!
    Betty and Kimberly Kiel

    P.S. Thank you for your military support, we have attached an interesting item of personal interest to us, that we are praying about! http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-759036

    March 8, 2012 at 5:39 am | Report abuse | Reply
  14. Michael

    I found it quite interesting when Piers lectured Ms Bachmann and the Republican Party for not “calling out Rush Limbaugh “for his “disgusting remarks”. It was not long ago that Piers had Bill Maher on his show and they both discussed Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann. We did not see Piers “call out Bill Maher as to his frequent calling Sarah Palin a C**t and a Tw*T . In fact Mr. Morgan laughed when Bill said Palin and Bachman would split the “MILF” vote.

    One might say that Mr. Morgan is a bit of a hypocrite

    March 16, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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