Following Speaker of The House of Commons, John Bercow’s shock call to ban the President from addressing Parliament during his upcoming State visit, Campbell urged Morgan, 51, to “be careful” when publicly lending his support to the billionaire world leader.
“What is your problem with Trump?” Susanna Reid asked after Campbell supported Bercow’s proposed ban. “It’s the heart of democracy that he is now the leader of US. Isn’t this a political and personal insult?”
“This is the rock and hard place that Theresa May has put us in,” Campbell fired back. “She goes over there not knowing what this presidency is going to be like. She’s put the Queen and this country in this invidious positions, because we’re in so deep from Brexit that we’re going to pander to anything [he] wants.”
Turning his attention to Piers Morgan, who is taking a three-week break form the morning news show, Campbell continued: “This is why your friend Piers should be careful with his defence of Donald Trump.”
Alastair Campbell and Susanna Reid in live on-air spat over Piers Morgan on GMB
GMB: Piers Morgan & Susanna Reid take on politicians
Tue, January 24, 2017
Good Morning Britain hosts Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid talk politics with Theresa May, Nigel Farage, Donald Trump and more.
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Good Morning Britain talks politics with Theresa May, Donald Trump, Nigel Farage, & more
Piers can speak for himself
Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid
“Piers can speak for himself,” Reid ferociously snapped back in her co-host’s absence.
The former Labour spin doctor’s tirade against the Prime Minister and her controversial US ally took a nastier turn as he claimed May has taken a “dangerous” risk by buddying up to the entrepreneur.
“The minute she’s off, he does this executive order about which she knew nothing,” Campbell fumed. “He doesn’t think about the impact on other leaders. It’s a big risk she’s taking with him. He’s a proven liar.”
The country has been divided over Bercow’s explosive outburst yesterday with many suggesting the 54-year-old should remain neutral.
Ben Shephard and Reid grilled Campbell on GMB
John Bercow vanned President Trump from addressing the House of Commons
“I would not wish to issue an invitation to President Trump to speak in the Royal Gallery,” he said while being quizzed by Stephen Doughty, who asked if the Speaker was aware of the grave concern from some MPs regarding an address by the US President to politicians in the Palace of Westminster.
“We value our relationship with the United States, if a state visit takes place, that is way beyond and above of the pay grade of the Speaker.
“However, as far as this place is concerned I feel very strongly that our opposition to racism and to sexism, and our support for equality before the law and an independent judiciary are hugely important considerations.”
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