Piers Morgan has doubled down on his criticism of President Donald Trump after his comments on ‘injecting disinfectant’ to battle coronavirus caused a stir overnight.
The President of the United States declared at a briefing yesterday: ‘I see the disinfectant, where it knocks out in a minute, one minute, and is there a way we can do something like that?’
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Trump – who has no medical qualifications – went on: ‘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.’
Earlier today Piers reacted to his friend’s latest media briefing, tweeting: ‘This is not just insane, it’s also incredibly dangerous.
‘If Americans now die from injecting themselves with disinfectant, their deaths will be solely on President @realDonaldTrump. He needs to stop airing these absurd & reckless theories – NOW.’
He was backed up by a plethora of celebrities who found the president’s comments problematic, but it’s clear the sentiments are still weighing on Piers’s mind as he made the ‘absurdly delusional and dangerous’ claims the focus of an article this afternoon.
Not mincing his words in the slightest, in his latest column for MailOnline, the Good Morning Britain presenter has called on Trump to, and we’ll keep in the caps, ‘SHUT THE F**K UP’.
Labelling the theories the leader has shared in his briefings as ‘batsh**t crazy’ the journalist said Trump had ‘stooped to a shameful new low’ with his latest suggestion.
He wrote: ‘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.’
Piers added: ‘I just see a president pretending to be a medical expert and spewing theories that might have disastrous consequences.’
He also referenced the deaths that may come from the president’s claims, encouraging people to self-medicate with toxic substances, as being ‘directly on him’.
While a firm friend of the politician, Piers has famously been calling out the leader amid the pandemic, after he called his coronavirus briefings a ‘ratings hit’.
Trump caused outrage on Twitter last month after using the opportunity amid the crisis to brag about the viewership of his Covid-19 updates, with the US at the time beginning to go into lockdown.
Following his latest tweet storm, pal Piers had clearly had enough, and said: ‘You know what, Mr President? Please stop this nonsense.
‘I don’t want to hear that you’re a ratings hit, the reason you’re a ratings hit with your coronavirus briefings, is because people are terrified because of the death count and infection rates are going through the roof in your country.’
He then added: ‘Likening it to the viewership of the season finale of The Bachelor? Nobody cares, Mr President, if you’re rating well.’
‘In fact I don’t want you rating well on this crisis, ‘ he added. ‘Because it means people are dying.’
In the US, more than 890,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus, while more than 50,000 people have died. Worldwide, the Covid-19 death toll has topped 192,000.
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