Piers Morgan clashes with Trump protester in fiery debate
There was no holding back on today’s Good Morning Britain, when Donald Trump protester Ash Sarkar branded Piers Morgan an ‘idiot’ live on the show.
Thousands are expected to protest against the U.S. President's visit to the UK this week. Meanwhile, the president is set to dine at Blenheim Palace at a dinner hosted by Theresa May upon arrival, where protesters are also planning to demonstrate.
In the heated debate, Sarkar and pro-Trump journalist Andrew Walker debated whether the protests are justifiable.
Sarkar explained: “I’ll be marching in Westminster alongside thousands of other people who found the policy of forced separation unconscionable, who think the sight of our Prime Minister holding Donald Trump’s hand is an utter embarrassment.”
Comparing Trump to Barack Obama, Piers quizzed Sarkar on the number of illegal immigrants that were deported during Obama’s presidency. Sarkar said ‘she didn’t know’.
But the conversation did not stop there. Piers continued: “Can you give me any number? Do you have any idea at all?”
Piers persisted: “You should go and learn some facts about your hero Obama.”
Sarkar argued her case: “He’s not my hero, I’m a communist you idiot.” Before adding that she thought Piers didn’t ‘hold Trump adequately to account’ when he interviewed the U.S. President.
Susanna interjected: “Ash, you have every right to protest.”
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