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Donald Trump unfollows Piers Morgan after GMB host blasted ‘bats*** crazy’ approach to coronavirus

Donald Trump has unfollowed Piers Morgan on Twitter after the Good Morning Britain host slammed his ‘batsh*t crazy’ approach to coronavirus in his MailOnline column.

Piers, 55, criticised the US President after he suggested tackling coronavirus with the use of ‘powerful’ UV light or even injecting patients with disinfectant. 

Starting his column by telling Mr Trump to ‘shut the f*** up’, Piers admonished the President for using his position to air his ‘batsh*t crazy theories about how to beat the virus’. 

And on Saturday, the presenter announced that Mr Trump had since unfollowed him. 

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Donald Trump has unfollowed Piers Morgan on Twitter after the Good Morning Britain host slammed his 'batsh*t crazy' approach to coronavirus in his MailOnline column

Donald Trump has unfollowed Piers Morgan on Twitter after the Good Morning Britain host slammed his 'batsh*t crazy' approach to coronavirus in his MailOnline column

Donald Trump has unfollowed Piers Morgan on Twitter after the Good Morning Britain host slammed his ‘batsh*t crazy’ approach to coronavirus in his MailOnline column

Piers, 55, criticised the US President after he suggested tackling coronavirus with the use of 'powerful' UV light or even injecting patients with disinfectant at his press briefing on Thursday (pictured)

Piers, 55, criticised the US President after he suggested tackling coronavirus with the use of 'powerful' UV light or even injecting patients with disinfectant at his press briefing on Thursday (pictured)

Piers, 55, criticised the US President after he suggested tackling coronavirus with the use of ‘powerful’ UV light or even injecting patients with disinfectant at his press briefing on Thursday (pictured)

The pair's friendship stretches back to 2007 when Piers won Trump's Celebrity Apprentice show

The pair's friendship stretches back to 2007 when Piers won Trump's Celebrity Apprentice show

The pair’s friendship stretches back to 2007 when Piers won Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice show

He wrote: ‘UPDATE: President ⁦ @realDonaldTrump ⁩ has unfollowed me on Twitter, hours after I wrote this ⁦@DailyMail ⁩column’. 

The pair’s friendship stretches back to 2007 when Piers won Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice show.

The broadcaster remained on good terms with the retail mogul, interviewing him a handful of times for his CNN programme.

Since returning to the UK to host Good Morning Britain, Piers has bagged the only interviews with the President in this country. 

His relationship with Trump has opened him up to accusations of ‘going easy’ on him in interviews, but the journalist has maintained he has been balanced in both his praise and criticism. 

In his column on Friday, Piers skewered the President, writing: ‘The leader of the free world has turned the daily White House task force briefing into a rambling two-hour self-promoting rally.

‘He’s devoted large chunks of them to trashing the media, attacking political opponents, telling us how great he is, and re-writing history as he tries to defend all the mistakes he’s made since the virus first erupted.

‘And he’s done all this while 50,000 Americans have died from COVID-19, the worst death toll in the world, and nearly a million cases have now been reported across the country.

On Saturday, the presenter announced that Mr Trump had unfollowed him

On Saturday, the presenter announced that Mr Trump had unfollowed him

On Saturday, the presenter announced that Mr Trump had unfollowed him

He then singled-out Mr Trump’s bizarre assertions about disinfectant and light, writing: ‘Last night he stooped to a shameful new low by suggesting people suffering from COVID-19 should be injected with toxic disinfectant.

‘It’s hard to imagine a more stupid thing for a President to say than publicly float a completely unsubstantiated “idea” like that which will inevitably make some Americans believe having bleach inside them will cure the virus.’

Mr Trump had made his comments during a press briefing at the White House on Thursday. 

William Bryan, a senior Homeland Security science and technology advisor, had delivered a report claiming that ultraviolet rays and heat have a potent impact on the pathogen. 

The study also uncovered that bleach can destroy the virus in saliva within five minutes, while isopropyl alcohol took just a minute to kill it. 

But Mr Trump went on to say: ‘Supposing we hit the body with a tremendous, whether it’s ultraviolet or just very powerful light? 

‘And I think you said, that hasn’t been checked but you’re going to test it.

The pair had been on good terms and Piers had even enjoyed a friendly sit-down interview with the President in June last year

The pair had been on good terms and Piers had even enjoyed a friendly sit-down interview with the President in June last year

The pair had been on good terms and Piers had even enjoyed a friendly sit-down interview with the President in June last year

‘And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body which you can do either through the skin or in some other way. 

‘And I think you said you’re going to test that too. Sounds interesting,’ Trump said. 

Then he raised another possible treatment regarding disinfectant.

He said: ‘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 see it gets in the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. 

‘So it would be interesting to check that,’ Trump said.

‘So that you’re going to have to use medical doctors. But it sounds interesting to me,’ he said. 

Courtesy DAILY MAIL

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