Donald Trump was given his own version of Winston Churchill's famous bowler hat by television presenter Piers Morgan, but managed to damage it almost immediately.
Mr Morgan handed the US president the token gift during an interview on ITV's flagship show Good Morning Britain — during which the two discussed a range of topics from Prince Harry and Megan Markle to climate change — but within minutes, Mr Trump had managed to put two dents into the black homburg hat before even putting it on his head.
"I think Winston looked much better in it," President Trump said of the legendary wartime Prime Minister.
Morgan went on to ask Trump whether he thought Winston Churchill — who is widely credited as having led Britain to victory against Nazi Germany in World War II — was a hero, to which Mr Trump replied: "I think so. I never have heroes, I like to respect people."
"He's right up there. He would certainly be a hero," Trump then added.
"Hitler was going through countries like cheese."— Jamie Downham (@Jamie_O_D) June 5, 2019
"Your hospital is a sea of blood."
Now he's wearing Winston Churchill's hat.
This #GMB Trump interview is gloriously unhinged. pic.twitter.com/5V0WAX3AJS
Donald Trump is trying on Winston Churchill's hat on TV during an interview with Piers Morgan, and I'm wondering what alternate reality I've awoken in.— Jonathan Edwards (@jedw) June 5, 2019
Donald Trump destroys Winston Churchill replica hat immediately after getting it, more details: https://t.co/67eGBoXuKF— Mark F Potter (@mforpower52) June 5, 2019
Whilst I’m not protesting at trump visiting I am bewildered as to why Piers Morgan feels trump should wear a Churchill hat, not in the same league, one fought the other dodged @piersmorgan— Richiep (@Disaffectedboy) June 5, 2019
The president went on to say that there are "similarities" between himself and Mr Churchill, saying that, "he was able to handle pressure very well. Hitler was unstoppable at the time… he was going through countries like cheese."
"He [Churchill] was calling Roosevelt saying, you gotta get in, you gotta get in. Pearl Harbour was the moment… we help Britain, that's when we came in. He [Churchill] was a great man who reacted so well under the gun, under pressure. There are not many people like that," Mr Trump elaborated.
In the same interview, Trump also revealed that he had spent an hour and a half debating climate change with Prince Charles, saying that Charles had done "most of the talking."
"He is really into climate change and I think that's great. What he really wants and what he really feels warmly about is the future. He wants to make sure future generations have climate that is good climate, as opposed to a disaster, and I agree," the president told Piers Morgan.
"I did say, well, the United States right now has among the cleanest climates there are based on all statistics. And it's even getting better because I agree with that we want the best water, the cleanest water. It's crystal clean, has to be crystal clean clear," the president added.
Mr Trump also revealed that he met with Tory leadership hopeful Michael Gove on Monday, and rolled back his previous statement that Britain's NHS would be on the table in any post-Brexit trade deals with the US.