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Piers Morgan: Koch brother a 'patriot

FILE - In this Dec. 20, 2011 file photo, Piers Morgan, host of CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight," leaves the CNN building in Los Angeles. CNN host Piers Morgan has been interviewed by British police investigating suspected conspiracy to intercept telephone voicemails. Morgan confirmed Friday, Feb. 14, 2014 that he was interviewed on Dec. 6. The Metropolitan Police said that a 48-year-old journalist was “interviewed under caution” on that date by officers investigating phone hacking. No arrest was made. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File) AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File\n

David Koch, billionaire businessman and conservative activist, is liberal America's biggest villain, next to his brother Charles.

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But he's made a fan out of Piers Morgan.

"I sat next to David Koch at a dinner last year," Morgan tweeted Tuesday night. "One thing he's most definitely NOT is 'Un-American'. Rarely met a bigger patriot."

Morgan's remark comes after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the Koch brothers were "un-American" and that Republicans, who are frequently supported by them, were "addicted to Koch."

The response to Morgan's tweet was a mix of shock and sarcasm from his followers.

"Thank you for being honest," said one reply. "Kind of shocked, but thanks."

"Lookin' for a job?" read another, referring to the oncoming cancelation of Morgan's CNN show.

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