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Adam Boulton left one of Donald Trump's former staffers apoplectic with rage after landing a satisfying jibe live on air.
The Sky News host was interviewing Erin Elmore, Trump's ex-campaign manager and reality star who got fired by her boss in the third series of The US Apprentice, after the disturbing scenes in the US Capitol on Wednesday.
The pair were discussing the prospect of Trump being removed from office in the last few days of his term as president under the 25th Amendment of the US Constitution, which allows a transfer of presidential powers to the vice president under a majority vote held by the Cabinet.
"And what about amendment 25 of the Constitution, do you feel that this president is fit to serve even for another few days?" Adam asked the Trump fanatic.
Adam Boulton landed a scorcher with Trump's ex-campaign manager Erin Elmore
Turning again to tired old claims about President-elect Biden, Erin said: "I think the fitness that we should worry about is that of Joe Biden under the 25th amendment, we know that he stumbles on his words incessantly, he appears to be in the early stages of Alzheimer's, perhaps dementia, having lived with two grandparents with it it's apparent to me to see.
"So I think if we're going to start talking about the 25th amendment, let's be very careful what happens next."
Gearing up for his big moment, Adam waited a beat before launching in with his devastating blow.
"I'm just going to put it to you finally, I know you're in Jupiter, Florida, but I think many British viewers in particular will think you are living on another very strange planet which has lost touch with right and wrong and political morality. What would you say to them?" he sniped.
Erin started making false claims about Joe Biden's mental health
Trying to keep her cool – and failing, badly, Erin snapped back: "Well your quippy one-liners don't hurt me very much, and what I'd tell you is 70 plus million Americans voted for President Trump, and those people are just like me."
Getting angrier, she fumed: "Who have family that have served in the military, who have paid for everything we have ever earned in our life – I wasn't handed anything by anyone, and I am an American who has travelled all over the world and respects Great Britain and respects Australia and respects every corner of our world.
"I am the person who respects those who fight our wars and pay our taxes, so for you to call me anything, anything less than a proper god-fearing, god-loving American who loves this country and loves our country is shameful and disgusting," she raged, before popping a mask of calm back over her features.
Adam managed to successfully unmask Erin's rage
"OK Erin, well thank for you joining us," Adam said as he wrapped up the bizarre interaction.
Twitter users were thrilled with Adam's expert touch, with one tweeting: "It surely did touch more than one nerve?,she was trying hard to control herself,if there was a last sentence or question from him,bbooooooooom…"
Another wrote: "The smirk from him at the end was priceless."
And a third said: "The way Adam just stood there and picked her off with pretty innocuous questions was something else."
Trump, of course, hasn't been handed anything he's not worked for… apart from several million dollars left to him in trust by his father and grandmother.