Piers Morgan locked in furious clash with Nigel Farage who tells him to 'grow up' over Donald Trump 'disinfectant' row

PIERS Morgan was locked in a furious clash with Nigel Farage today as he was told to "grow up" over Donald Trump's "disinfectant" row.

The Good Morning Britain host went head to head with the Brexit Party leader over Trump's coronavirus cure theories.

In April, Trump suggested injecting patients with "disinfectant" and using UV light could treat coronavirus.

During today's America Decides coverage on ITV, Piers said: "I'm sorry but his handling of this pandemic has been an utter disaster.

"I said this to him the other day and it's one of the reasons we had a little falling out.

"His whole strategy of taking this so lightly, not dealing with it properly has led to America having 220,000 deaths – the worst record by far of anywhere in the world.

"His nonsensical cure theories like bleach and so on… All of that to me was woefully irresonsible."

Farage started yelling: "No, no, no. End this nonsense.

"He never mentioned bleach. Do not allow your viewers to believe that.

"Are you seriously telling me he said bleach? Piers you are talking – I won't use the word – you're talking utter rubbish."

Pushing Farage on what Trump said at the White House podium in April, the ex-UKIP leader shouted: "Grow up, stop being fake news. He never said bleach. Utter, utter rubbish.

"You are sinking to the gutter by talking about bleach, you know you are. It's just rubbish."

Baffled Piers replied: "Disinfectant is bleach, you know that don't you?"

Host Piers then demanded the clip of what Trump said be played again on the show.

Trump was heard telling the Department of Homeland Security official William Bryan: "And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute, one minute, and – is there a way we can do something like that?

"By injection inside or almost a cleaning. As you can see, it gets in the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs."

Again, Piers asked: "Do you know what bleach is, Nigel?"

The politician then claimed Good Morning Britain was losing viewers, with Piers insisting: "We've got record viewing figures."

Furious Farage claimed: "This is the lowest grade interview I've ever taken part in in 20 years.

"We are talking about major global issues and all you can do is trivialise it, it's a pretty poor show."

When Piers continued to push Nigel on whether bleach was the same as disinfectant, he shouted: "I've got better things to do than this. This is utterly ridiculous. Go on, Piers. Play your silly games."

Farage has been given "national interest” exemption from the US travel ban to appear at Trump's events.

He hailed Trump as a "vote for decency" as he appeared alongside him at a US election campaign rally in Arizona.

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