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Piers Morgan slams vaccine conspiracy theorist’s claim he was ‘paid by Bill Gates’

The GMB host clapped back with a sarcastic quip

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Piers Morgan has slammed a vaccine conspiracy on social media, branding a troll an ‘idiot’.

The GMB presenter has been optimistic about the roll-out of the first coronavirus jabs. Like many, he is hopeful it’s the start of life returning to normal.

Piers Morgan slammed a vaccine conspiracy theorist on social media (Credit: Abaca / FameFlynet.uk.com / SplashNews.com)

What did Piers Morgan say about the vaccine conspiracy?

Piers hit back at a Twitter user with a sarcastic quip before branding them a “village idiot”.

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Earlier this week, billionaire Bill Gates spoke at the World Congress of Science & Factual Producers, where he expressed alarm over the vaccine conspiracy theories doing the rounds online.

The Twitter user suggested Piers had received money from tech billionaire Bill Gates (Credit: SplashNews.com)

He said at the event: “I’m surprised at all the conspiracy theories — people who think the vaccine is not meant to save lives.

“That’s all wrong, but the scale of it is a bit scary in terms of, will that prevent people from being willing to take the vaccine, and why are they looking for these simple explanations?”

Turn you into a village idiot… and it’s clearly working!

On Twitter, a troll suggested that Piers had received cash from Bill Gates. They appeared to claim it was so he would encourage everyone to get the jab.

They wrote: “@piersmorgan how much of that Gates money you received…”

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GMB host Piers is a vocal commentator on the coronavirus pandemic (Credit: ITV)

Piers clapped back: “Hi Wayne, yes, @BillGates paid me $1billion to big up the vaccines so that we could implant a chip inside you, control your brain, and turn you into a village idiot.

“And it’s clearly working!”

GMB host clashes with Michael Gove

It follows Piers’ fiery interview with Michael Gove on Good Morning Britain this week.

The host got into a heated discussion with the Cabinet minister as the politician denied the government had pursued a herd immunity strategy during the pandemic’s early stages.

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Mr Gove claimed Piers was being “defensive”, while the presenter blasted the government over its coronavirus policies.

Further, Piers argued against the MP’s claims that Government “was never pursuing a policy of herd immunity”, bringing up comments from the UK’s Chief Scientific Adviser that suggested otherwise.

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