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'The production staff are laughing at you' - Piers Morgan and Owen Jones get into a heated spat over Trump on GMB

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Owen Jones and Piers Morgan get into a heated spat over the anti-Trump protests in the UK. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Owen Jones and Piers Morgan get into a heated spat over the anti-Trump protests in the UK. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Owen Jones struggles to get his point across. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Owen Jones struggles to get his point across. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Susanna Reid was largely frozen out of the conversation. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Susanna Reid was largely frozen out of the conversation. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Piers Morgan. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Piers Morgan. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

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Owen Jones and Piers Morgan get into a heated spat over the anti-Trump protests in the UK. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Things got a bit out of hand when Piers Morgan and journalist Owen Jones engaged in a heated debate over the anti-Trump protests in the UK on Good Morning Britain.

The outspoken pair clashed in a war of words live on air this morning with their opposing views of the recent UK anti-Trump protests.

On Monday night, thousands of people across the UK protested against Trump's immigration ban on seven mainly Muslim countries.

A petition calling for British Prime Minister Theresa May to cancel Trump's planned state visit to the UK gathered more than 1.5 million signatures.

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Owen Jones struggles to get his point across. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Owen Jones struggles to get his point across. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Owen Jones struggles to get his point across. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Jones (32) appeared on Good Morning Britain to defend the marches. He said they were held to "stand in solidarity" with those suffering the consequences of Trump's immigration ban, whilst also putting pressure on Theresa May to stand up to the US President.

Bur he was continuously interrupted by host Morgan (51) as he tried to get his point across, getting so fed up at one point that he was forced to say: “Piers, Piers, This isn't an interview. You're still going on - this is a monologue, this isn’t an interview!

"The production staff are laughing at you."

Morgan explained that he has an issue with "the endless hysteria" surrounding Trump and said he doesn't think it's helping anyone. He went on to say that he believes the protests are hypocrytical.

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Susanna Reid was largely frozen out of the conversation. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Susanna Reid was largely frozen out of the conversation. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Susanna Reid was largely frozen out of the conversation. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

"My issue is with the hypocrisy involved in banning Donald Trump, removing his audience with the Queen... given that year after year after year, we've rolled out the red carper for expedient political reasons for Putin, for King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, for the Chinese President, all with shocking records of human rights."

He accused Jones, a gay journalist, of being a hypocrite for not protesting the Saudi leader's visit to the UK.

But the Guardian columnist pointed out that he had protested and had, in fact, organised the protest march in 2007. He asked Morgan why he wasn't at the march, to which he replied: Unlike you, I don't feel the need to congregate with massive amounts of people just to shout and scream about everything I don't agree with."

However, Jones fired back: "It was a proud British protest, you just said 'where were those protests' and now I've said I led a protest and now you're saying you don't see the point in doing it."

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Piers Morgan. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Piers Morgan. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

Piers Morgan. Pic: Good Morning Britain / ITV

The argument continued on Twitter.

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Morgan enjoys a close relationship with Donald Trump, who calls "Champ".

He appeared on Loose Women on Monday to defend his friendship with the US President, while criticising his "unacceptable" policies.

"The principle of what he is doing is unacceptable. But let's not just say that every time he speaks he's a monster because it's not true."

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