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On Thursday, "Piers Morgan Tonight" welcomed P90X creator Tony Horton to the program, talking with the exercise instructor about his informal role as Paul Ryan's "fitness guru."
Like many members of Congress, the GOP vice presidential candidate is a fan and devotee of Horton's famously intense exercise program, having recently revealed the workout to be the means to his suddenly infamous physique.
During the face to face interview, Horton revealed details of his trips to Capitol Hill where he trains politicians – from both sides of the aisle – at the congressional gym:
"When I'm there, it's a very bipartisan affair," said the 54-year-old. "We talk about what to do on the road or what are modifications if I can't do an exercise. So we'll get in a big circle. Dems. and Republicans hanging out together, just talking about what we can do to make it easier for us to do our job. It's really - it's kind of fun to see."
Thursday's show also saw Yuri Kouznetsov and Jeremy Foley stop by for a primetime exclusive. The driving partners compose a race car team and their recent crash has quickly become the stuff of digital, and viral, legend:
"The entire race has treacherous offs like this where if you do go off the course then death or severe injury is basically imminent," said Foley of Pike's Peak International Hill Climb, one of the oldest car races in America. "You always think about that in the back of your mind, but you never think it's really going to happen to you."
Also on the program Thursday, author Dinesh D'Souza and comedian and author Penn Jillette engaged in a lively debate centered around D'Souza's theory that Barack Obama aims to move Americans deeper into debt:
"If American citizens and if our children and grandchildren are saddled with more debt, at some point they're going to have to pay that money back," said D'Souza, the man behind the book "Obama's America: Unmaking the American Dream." "So debt becomes a way of settling America's global colonial debts in Obama's mind."
"You sound like you have a conspiracy to bring America down," Jillette fired back in response. "And of all the things you could say about Obama, that's just not true. And I'm not an Obama supporter, but what you're saying is insane and wrong."
Watch the clips, and listen to the interviews, as Thursday's wide-ranging show touched upon everything from politics and pundits, to car crashes and conspiracy.
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