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Christine O'Donnell walks off Piers Morgan for being 'rude' [VIDEO]

Christine O'Donnell walked off the Piers Morgan Tonight show during an interview about her book after Morgan asked about gay marriage.

By Chris RichardsonStaff / August 18, 2011

Christine O'Donnell appears on the Piers Morgan Tonight show to talk about her new book before walking off. O'Donnell refused to answer questions about gay marriage which host Piers Morgan said she addressed in the book.

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Self-described trouble maker Christine O'Donnell appeared on the Piers Morgan Tonight show on Wednesday, trying to talk about her book, "Trouble Maker: Let's Do What It Takes to Make America Great Again."

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O'Donnell, a tea party favorite, is best known in Delaware for defeating the heavily favored nine-term Congressman and former governor Michael Castle in the state's September 2010 Republican Senate primary. She lost in the general election to Democrat Chris Coons.

Outside of Delaware, she is perhaps most famous for her claim to have once "dabbled into witchcraft," and her subsequent ad in which she disclaimed possessing supernatural abilities.

Before coming on Morgan's show, she had already told Good Morning America that she regretted the "I'm not a witch" campaign ad. She said experts told her to do the ad, but that she has since learned to "trust your gut."

The trouble started when Morgan asked O'Donnell about a part of her book that discussed gay marriage. That's when O'Donnell accused him of "borderline being a little bit rude."

O'Donnell repeatedly urged Morgan to drop the topic of gay rights, but Morgan would not back down, asking another question about the Pentagon's repeal of its "don't ask, don't tell" policy.

Morgan at one point looked as though he was trying to hold back a smile, and insisted, "I think I'm being rather charming and respectful."

O'Donnell said the gay marriage issue is not relevant or what she is championing, saying the book is meant to inspire the tea party movement to "bring America back to the second American revolution."

O'Donnell began looking off camera while asserting that Morgan should only ask her what she told him she wanted to talk about. At that point O'Donnell claimed she was being pulled away, as a handler tried to block the camera.

Morgan, for his part, didn't look particularly invested or bothered when he asked, "Where are you going? You're leaving?"

As O'Donnell removed her microphone she asked Morgan if he'd read the book, to which he said, "Yes, but these issues are in your book. That's my point. You do talk about them."

Then O'Donnell ended the interview.

Was Morgan being rude, as O'Donnell claimed? Or was O'Donnell being weird, as Morgan claimed? Watch the video and see for yourself.

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