Christine O’Donnell abruptly ends CNN interview

Christine O’Donnell walked out in the middle of an interview with CNN host Piers Morgan tonight after questions about her views on gay marriage.

The former Delaware Senate candidate has been making a series of national television appearances to promote her new book Troublemaker which hit store shelves this week.  As Morgan asked about O’Donnell’s position on gay marriage, she warned, “You’re borderline being a little bit rude.”  A surprised Morgan replied, “Really?”

The exchange followed Morgan’s questioning about O’Donnell’s previous statements over a decade ago about lust and masturbation.  O’Donnell initially laughed off Morgan’s questions, but then Morgan pressed her about gay marriage, and the interview quickly got contentious.

When O’Donnell explained that she was not running for any office, and that she wanted to talk about things that were in the book, Morgan pointed out that gay marriage is a topic addressed in the book.  O’Donnell said, “I’ve been there, done that, gone down that road.  Right now, what I’m trying to do is promote a book that I hope to be a very inspirational story to people who are part of the Tea Party movement.”

After she brushed off another attempt by Morgan to get an answer, the incredulous host asked, “Why are you being so weird about this?”  O’Donnell reiterated that she wasn’t on the show to talk about policy, but to promote her book.  “That’s why I agreed to come on this show, that’s what I want to talk about.  I’m not being weird, you’re being a little rude.”

O’Donnell then glared off camera, and announced that she was being pulled away as someone in the studio stood in front of the camera.  After she walked off, Morgan said O’Donnell’s book was good, adding “I think we now know why it’s called Troublemaker.”

O’Donnell is scheduled to start a book tour promoting Troublemaker tomorrow at a Barnes and Noble store in Washington, D.C.  She’ll be at the Barnes and Noble in Exton, Pa. on Friday, and at the store on Concord Pike in Delaware on Saturday.

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