Piers Morgan laughs off deportation petition even as it reaches over 40,000 signatures

By Daniel S Levine,

The White House will now likely have to respond to a petition calling for President Obama to deport CNN host Piers Morgan because of his anti-gun stance and criticism of the Second Amendment. Morgan has been commenting on the petition on Twitter, where he has tried to laugh off the petition.

The petition reached over 15,000 signatures by Sunday. It has skyrocketed to over 40,000 signatures. It needed just 25,000 by Jan. 20 to receive a response from the White House.

“We demand that Mr. Morgan be deported immediately for his effort to undermine the Bill of Rights and for exploiting his position as a national network television host to stage attacks against the rights of American citizens,” the petition reads.

Morgan has continued to have fun with the petition. Today, he tweeted, “If I do get deported from America for wanting fewer gun murders, are there any other countries that will have me? #havebaggagewilltravel.” Several of his followers have answered with suggestions, including the North Pole. “Will you throw in an igloo?” he asked.

However, it appears that he’s grown tired of the coverage the petition is getting. “I am now trending in the United States because of this deportation threat. This is getting ridiculous,” he wrote.

Following the tragic news this morning that two firefighters in upstate New York were shot and killed, Morgan wrote, “I don't care about petition to deport me. I do care about poor NY firefighters murdered/injured with an assault weapon today.#GunControlNow.”

“Americans murdered with assault weapons in movie theaters, temples, schools, shopping malls - now, as they put out fires. Where does it end?” he added, calling for background checks on all gun sales.

Since the White House launched the We The People section, other petitions have made headlines, including ones that called for states to secede from the Union after the election. A Texas petition had over 120,000 signatures.



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