Nigel Farage denies Trump suggested injecting 'bleach' in clash with Piers Morgan
"You are wrong, wrong, wrong."
Nigel Farage has had an on-air spat with Piers Morgan, over Donald Trump's suggestion that injecting disinfectant could be a treatment for coronavirus.
Whilst interviewing Farage on Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan lambasted Trump's handling of the pandemic, and in particular criticised his "nonsensical cure theories, like bleach and so on."
Nigel Farage instantly took issue with Morgan, saying that Trump did not suggest bleach as a possible cure.
"No, end this nonsense, he never mentioned bleach," interupted Farage. "Do not allow your viewers to believe that."
"We literally all heard him, what are you talking about?" responded Morgan, in relation to Trump's White House briefing from April, where he brought up disinfectant.
"Are you seriously telling me that he said bleach? You are wrong, wrong, wrong," continued Farage.
"You don't remember Donald Trump, turning to his coronavirus expert, and saying 'You can now inject people with this stuff, this bleach?'" replied Morgan.
"Piers, you're talking... I won't use the word. You are talking utter rubbish," concluded Farage.
'You are wrong, wrong, wrong.'@piersmorgan and @NigelFarage clash over Donald Trump's handling of coronavirus, including the comments Donald Trump made about injecting disinfectant.#USelection #Election2020
— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 4, 2020
During a White House briefing on April 23rd, Donald Trump suggested that "disinfectant" could be potentially used to fight the coronavirus.
"And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute," said Trump, according to the official White House transcript.
"And is there a way we can do something like that, by injection inside or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. So, that, you’re going to have to use medical doctors with. But it sounds — it sounds interesting to me."
Donald Trump did not use the word "bleach", but bleach is a widely used disinfectant.