The 46-year-old presenter ripped into the Conservative politician as she said that the UK would be “forced” into a trade deal with America now that Britain was leaving the European Union (EU).
“A lot of people are worried that actually the reality is going to be we are going to end up holding hands economically with people like Donald Trump and forced into a deal that perhaps aren’t the best with us,” she grilled the government minister.
Grayling hit back: “Well, first it’s important to say the US is our the biggest single country trading partner already.”
However, the broadcaster did not let up as she suggest: “We are totally dependant on them.”
The government minister responded: “We’re not dependant on anyone. Trade happens whether or not you have trade deals. We have no trade deals with the US.”
He went on to say that Britain had trade deals with America as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Chris Grayling hit back as he was quizzed about Brexit
Chris Grayling and Susanna Reid clash on Good Morning Britain
A lot of people are worried that actually the reality is going to be we are going to end up holding hands economically with people like Donald Trump
Grayling explained: “We’ve got to do it properly, we’ve got to do it sensibly. Going forward into the next decade, we’ve got to make sure we’ve got the right deal.”
ITV host Reid went even further as she quizzed him about his position on the controversial US immigration ban implemented via an executive order by president Trump.
“It’s not about being close to the US. We’ve been close allies for decades. It goes beyond our political links. The prime minister was very clear in parliament yesterday that we don’t support the policy that’s happening in the US,” he said.
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Susanna Reid grills Chris Grayling on Good Morning Britain
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
Chris Grayling hits back on Good Morning Britain
The politician said that the Brexit deal was about getting a deal in everyone’s best interests and “take back control” of Britain.
Reid and Grayling’s heated discussion comes in sharp contrast with scenes on Good Morning Britain yesterday when host Piers Morgan walked off the set after two politicians bickered over Brexit.
He was seen getting up from his seat and walking towards the exit, telling Reid and co-presenter Charlotte Hawkins: “You know what, we’re just going to get up…”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.