Coming up Wednesday evening, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomes His Holiness The Dalai Lama for a wide-ranging and enlightening interview, touching upon such topics as politics, religion and temptation.
Joining Piers Morgan in Rochester, Minn. following his annual physical, the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader reveals his fondness for a recent resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:
"Of course as individual, individual person. I love President Bush," says The Dalai Lama.
"Which one?" follows Morgan.
"The younger one," he clarifies. "As a human being. Not as president of America. Sometimes his policy may not be very very successful. But as a person, as a human being, very nice person. I love him."
Citing The Dalai Lama's extreme emphasis on peace, the host finds such a selection puzzling.
But The Dalai Lama explains that his answer is more personal than it is political:
"After he sort of start the Iraq sort of crisis then my other occasion meeting with him, I expressed to him, I love you, but your policies concerned, I have some reservations. I told him."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, then tune in Wednesday at 9 p.m. EST for the full exclusive interview with a man Morgan calls "the most famous person I've ever interviewed."