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Scott Morrison Slammed For Not Wearing A Face Mask At G20 Summit

Stewart Perrie


Scott Morrison Slammed For Not Wearing A Face Mask At G20 Summit

Featured Image Credit: Presiden Joko Widodo/Facebook

Scott Morrison has been called out for not wearing a face mask during some moments of the climate summit in Rome.

The Australian Prime Minister is one of many world leaders who have flown to Italy to attend the G20 summit.

There are multiple panels at the international event and leaders get a chance to one another and discuss 'economic cooperation'.

However, Mr Morrison's failure to wear a face mask was noticed by loads of people on social media.

Channel 7 aired footage of the Australian Prime Minister awkwardly trying to get a conversation with world leaders but not finding the right one.

It's worth pointing out that several leaders didn't have face masks on in other areas of the G20, however the look hasn't gone down well with Aussie voters.

What's even more brave is the run in he had with French President Emmanuel Macron.

Depending on who you ask, the chat either went swimmingly or it was awkward AF.

Tensions were already hot after Australia announced a deal with the UK and US to build nuclear-powered submarines, which would then void the submarine deal we had with France.

The European country hasn't hid its dissatisfaction with how the whole thing went own and claims they were completely blindsided by the deal.

Credit: Channel 7
Credit: Channel 7

Mr Macron was approached by Aussie journalists on the sidelines of the economic summit and he was asked whether he thinks Mr Morrison lied to him about the deal Australia had with France.

"I don't think [he lied], I know," he replied. "The AUKUS deal was very bad news for France - but not just for France, because I think it's a very bad news for credibility of Australia and a very bad news for the trust that great partners can have with the Australians.

"I think this is detrimental to the reputation of your country and your Prime Minister."

Scott Morrison hit back at the allegation he knowingly lied to his French counterpart.

"I was very clear that the conventional submarines were not going to be able to meet our strategic interests and that we would need to make a decision in our national interest," Mr Morrison said.

"I was very clear that what was going to be provided to us was not going to meet our strategic interest and there was still a process we were engaged in, and we then engaged over the months that followed, and then we communicated to him our ultimate decision.

"I've been very clear about the way I've communicated about this, we had dinner together."

Topics: Australia

Stewart Perrie
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