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Amidst the aftermath of a crackling war of words that had been heating up Twitter of late, this evening Piers Morgan invited Larry Elder to take a seat on "The Grill," and the live guest did not fail to fan the flames.
On Tuesday, the radio host used the micro-blogging site to criticize Piers Morgan's recent interview of Rachel Jeantel, disputing the host's claim that his guest was of strong intellect:
— Larry Elder (@larryelder) July 16, 2013
Referencing Elder's social media commentary, Morgan asked a very straightforward question:
"Is she stupid, Larry?"
Choosing not to answer the question asked, Wednesday's guest fired back at Morgan instead:
"I think you're stupid for saying that kind of thing, for trying to get black people convinced that race and racism remains a major part of America when it doesn't," he blurted. "Racism is not a major problem in America anymore. The number one problem facing black people are the large number of black people born outside of wedlock."
As the live interview continued, it certainly did not become any more congenial.
"Just out of interest, how many languages do you speak," Morgan asked Elder, setting up the point that the aforementioned Jeantel speaks three.
"I don't speak ebonics as well as Rachel, if that's what you mean," came Elder's response.
Finally, after quite a bit of time spent listening to his guest shout, and dodging any specific questions, Piers Morgan simply ended the interview:
"Thank you Larry Elder," he said calmly, before introducing the next story.
Watch the clips for more of Morgan's interview with the volatile and combative Larry Elder, and for the next edition of "Piers Morgan Live," watch CNN every night at 9.
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