The Australian prime minister Scott Morrison invokes greatest athlete of all time in wild attack on opposition leader.
Two weeks ago, the world’s greatest athlete Kelly Slater slammed the Australian prime minister Scott Morrison for his government’s dreadful inaction during calamitous flooding on the country’s north-east coast.
While posting messages from fans about the flooding, Slater wrote,
“The lack of federal assistance in the flood zones in northern NSW has been nothing short of appalling. The stories from friends are hard to comprehend. But the gathering of local communities has been inspiring to watch from afar. So while the MP @scottmorrisonmp and cohorts pat themselves on the back or poke fun at people who ‘live in the gum trees’, the communities will continue to get on with the tasks at hand in helping their neighbors.”
(The best headline from that imbroglio, I think, was sportbible’s homo-erotic “Surfing Legend Unloads on PM Scott Morrison”).
Now, after launching a bizarre skinny-shaming attack on his political opponent Anthony Albanese, whose dramatic weight loss now allows the former socialist to squeeze into poom poom shots, Morrison, owner of a physique one might accurately describe as hippopotamically fat, concluded with a reference to Slater.
“I’m not pretending to be anyone else. I’m still wearing the same sunglasses. Sadly, the same suits. I weigh about the same size and I don’t mind a bit of Italian cuisine … I’m not pretending to be anyone else,” Morrison told a forum for Sky News Australia’s Paul Murray Live. “When you’re Prime Minister, you can’t pretend to be anyone else. …I can say I can surf like Kelly Slater but that doesn’t mean I can.”
Slater is yet to respond.