GMB’s Piers Morgan regrets support of ‘mentally unfit’ Donald Trump after riots
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Good Morning Britain 's Piers Morgan admitted to co host Susanna Reid he regretted his support of President Donald Trump after he incited his followers to riot in the Capitol last week.
Piers, who previously counted Mr Trump as a friend and had publicly supported him, said his recent actions have proved all his worst critics correct.
Mr Trump has now been banned from social media after six people were during the attempted coup.
Piers said: "Horrendous, what we witnessed in America last week was one of the saddest thing I have ever had to see, in a country I love.
"It was a mob of insurrectionists attempting a coup, encouraged to fight down at the Capitol, by their own President."
"Who said they needed to show strength," Susanna added.
Piers said he was "done" with Trump and never thought he would incite such violence
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"I've been saying this for a while, Trump has gone mad. I think the pandemic, and the realisation he lost the election, have sent him nuts.
"Now it's a very dangerous situation where it's still ten days until the inauguration, I don't trust him or his supporters not to do more acts of insurrection like this.
"So he could be impeached, or he could be removed," said Susanna.
Trump had encouraged the Capitol riots by claiming the election was "stolen" from him
Piers replied: "He could be impeached if he is deemed to be mentally unfit, and I think there is a good argument for that."
He continued: "This mob, if they had got into the chamber itself, they were chanting that they wanted to hang Mike Pence, they wanted to attack Nancy Pelosi, this could have been unbelievably awful."
"Disgusting," said Susanna, as footage of the noose the rioters erected played on the screen, along with images of them waving the Confederate flag.
The protesters had been chanting "hang Mike Pence"
Susanna asked Piers: "Does it make you think twice about the support that you've given Trump over the years he has been in office?"
Piers replied: "No question, I never thought he was capable of this.
"He has played down to the very worst expectations of his worst critics, and to everyone who gave him the benefit of the doubt as I did for a long time until the pandemic hit hard and I saw the way he was going and began to attack him.
"But I never imagined the person I had known for 15 years would incite a mob to attack democracy.
"He didn't just cross a line, he tramped all over that line.
"Those who warned us about him have been proven right, it's a sobering moment."
He added that Black Lives Matter protesters would have been stopped and shot if they had attempted the same, and said he genuinely feared for what Trump's millions of supporters would do next.
* Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am