President Trump is on his way to the United Kingdom, and London is bracing for his arrival, with thousands expected to take to the streets to protest his state visit. The crew on Good Morning Britain was particularly tense Thursday morning, with Piers Morgan face-planting during an attempted gotcha with activist Ash Sarkar, who was arguing in favor of protests against Trump.
Things began innocently enough, with Sarkar telling the hosts, "I'll be marching in Westminster tomorrow, alongside thousands of other people who found [Trump's] policy of forced separation unconscionable." Morgan then interrupted to ask, "Did you find [Barack] Obama deporting 3 million people to be unconscionable?"
Without hesitation, Sarkar replied, "Yes!" Morgan then asked when she ever protested against Obama, with co-host Susanna Reid cutting in to say, "You don't have to go out and march against everything in order to make a point about one thing."
Morgan wasn't finished yet, though, and when Sarkar suggested he check out some of her activist work, he answered: "Go check out some basic facts about your hero Obama."
"He's not my hero!" Sarkar said. "I'm a communist, you idiot!" Watch Morgan's blundering argument below. Jeva Lange
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) July 12, 2018