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Sunrise's Natalie Barr lost it with a Donald Trump supporter during a heated live debate on the popular morning show.
Barr, who hosts the show alongside David Koch and Samantha Armytage, was discussing the US presidential election with conservative commentator Prue MacSween when she made her frustration clear.
The conversation had been focused on the 2020 election and the votes cast in swing states such as Pennsylvania, when MacSween made an offhand comment about Trump’s refusal to concede defeat.
“It’s a bit like a crazy person in their bedroom talking to themselves,” MacSween said.
At that point, Barr interjected, saying “It’s not funny. He’s not a crazy person in a bedroom, he’s the leader of the free world and he’s got to act with some decorum”.
MacSween tried to push back, but Barr was having none of it and shouted “No, he hasn’t!”
The exchange quickly went viral, with many praising Barr for her passionate defence of democracy.
It’s not the first time Barr has had a fiery exchange on air. In 2019, she clashed with MacSween over the issue of climate change.
Barr's passionate defence of democracy and her willingness to call out those who fail to act with decorum is a reminder that Sunrise is not afraid to tackle difficult issues head on.