Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid looked visibly lost as she was trying to appease her co-host Piers Morgan and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani harshly battling during the Thursday episode of the show.
The two clashed over Donald Trump’s tweet last week, where the US president slammed “thugs” who were inciting violence and instigating damages across the United States following the death of African-American George Floyd in police custody on 25 May. The president tweeted in relation to the unrest that “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”- the post that was condemned by many and flagged by Twitter for “glorifying violence”.
Piers, who was previously unfollowed by Trump on the same social media platform amid the journalist’s slamming remarks over the president’s coronavirus comments, strongly criticised the tweet. But Giuliani rushed to defend the president, who he said did not “have a racist bone in his body”. The show’s host still remained unimpressed, with the debate clearly getting out of hand.
“You sound completely barking mad. Do you know that? You’ve lost a plot,” Piers told his interviewee.
“No I don’t. You sound like a big liar”, Trump’s lawyer responded.
The two then started reminding each other of their alleged career failures, as Piers referred to his guest as a “rude”, “mad” and “unhinged”.
“When I used to interview you, you were an intelligent, reasonable man. And you’ve gone completely mad and you sound deranged. It’s really sad to see what’s happened to you”, the Good Morning Britain presented claimed.
Any attempts by Reid to weigh in on the battle and stop the flow of mutual accusations were doomed to failure.
“This feels like it’s turned into a personal argument between you two and I’m not sure that our viewers want to watch that”, Reid pronounced, but the clash still went on for some time.