Scott Morrison doubles down on attack over Anthony Albanese’s makeover – What We Know!

Scott Morrison (pictured on Tuesday in Perth) has doubled down on his criticism of Anthony Albanese

Scott Morrison has doubled down on his criticism of Anthony Albanese’s makeover – as his opponents accuse him of hypocrisy for altering his personal look.

The Prime Minister savaged the Labor chief final night time by saying ‘I’m not pretending to be anybody else’ after Mr Albanese purchased new garments and glasses and misplaced 18kg.

Mr Morrison repeated the criticism in a press convention in Perth on Tuesday and defended his feedback.

Scott Morrison (pictured on Tuesday in Perth) has doubled down on his criticism of Anthony Albanese’s makeover

‘Final night time I used to be having a giggle at myself. I used to be speaking about the truth that I hadn’t misplaced any weight, and I haven’t modified my glasses. And I’m nonetheless carrying the identical fits,’ he mentioned.

‘However, you realize what glasses you put on… that doesn’t make you a Prime Minister. It’s with the ability to make the choices to help our Defence Power, it’s about with the ability to make the choices to make sure we maintain our financial system sturdy.’ 

Nonetheless, Labor politicians argued that Mr Morrison was being hypocritical as a result of he had actually modified his glasses just lately.

The PM wears different glasses in February 2021

The PM wears completely different glasses in February 2021

Tim Watts MP shared an image of Mr Morrison carrying completely different specs with black frames and referred to as him ‘the fakest Prime Minister the nation has ever had’.

Mr Watts additionally shared an article in The Australian noting that Mr Morrison celebrated his 53rd birthday final Could with a ‘ManShake’ – a shake used for weight-reduction plan – as an alternative of cake.

In 2018 Day by day Mail Australia reported how Mr Morrison had modified his weight loss program after profitable Liberal management and seemed noticeably slimmer in only a few weeks.  

Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen responded to Mr Morrison’s dig at Mr Albanese by tweeting a sequence of images exhibiting the PM washing a girl’s hair, driving a truck and sitting in a aircraft cockpit.

‘Coming from a Prime Minister who’ll faux to be anybody besides the Prime Minister, that is unbelievable,’ he wrote. 

Mr Morrison’s unique feedback got here at a Sky Information ‘city corridor’ assembly with voters on the NSW Central Coast on Monday night time, the place informed host Paul Murray: ‘I’m not pretending to be anybody else. I’m nonetheless carrying the identical glasses. 

‘Sadly, the identical fits (too). I weigh about the identical measurement and I don’t thoughts a little bit of Italian cake both. I’m glad in my very own pores and skin, I’m not pretending to be anybody else.

‘And once you’re Prime Minister, you may’t faux to be anybody else. You’ve bought to know who you might be, as a result of for those who don’t know who you might be, then how are different folks going to know?’   

The Labor leader Anthony Albanese has shed 18kg and embraced a lifestyle transformation in recent months

The Labor chief Anthony Albanese has shed 18kg and embraced a way of life transformation in current months

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Is Scott Morrison bullying Anthony Albanese?

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Mr Morrison was handled to a spherical of applause for his revelation he nonetheless wore the identical fits – however 9 political reporter Chris O’Keefe slammed the thinly-veiled assault on Mr Albanese.

‘That was a low go from the Prime Minister, that’s a bit schoolyard stuff,’ O’Keefe mentioned on the At this time Present on Tuesday morning. 

‘Albo has misplaced 14 kilograms as a result of he went on a well being kick. Good luck to him. It’s referred to as self-discipline. Isn’t that what you need from a first-rate minister?’ 

‘Are we actually going to have a crack at somebody’s look? It’s properly beneath the Prime Minister of Australia.

‘If Scott Morrison desires to have a go at Albo, how about we ask what the hell is he going to do for us as Australians if we vote for him, as a result of I nonetheless do not know.

‘Australians aren’t going to cop that, that’s bullying.’ 

Former Labor chief Invoice Shorten additionally weighed in, saying he believed Mr Morrison was ‘threatened’ by Mr Albanese.

‘The little inexperienced monster’s sitting on Mr Morrison’s shoulder and he’s a bit jealous of Albo,’ he informed host Karl Stefanovic.

‘As for makeovers, I keep in mind Mr Morrison earlier than the final Federal election, you realize what he appeared to get a brand new pair of glasses and did his greatest to do a makeover.

‘Albo’s match-fit and that’s what we wish.’  

Mr Albanese has proudly shown off his 18kg weight loss ahead of the upcoming election

Mr Albanese has proudly proven off his 18kg weight reduction forward of the upcoming election

Mr Albanese (pictured in 2013) has transformed his image ahead of this year's election

Mr Albanese (pictured in 2013) has remodeled his picture forward of this yr’s election

Final week, Mr Albanese had vowed he wished to manipulate just like the late Bob Hawke who was Prime Minister from 1983 to 1991.

‘We should rediscover the spirit of consensus that former Labor prime minister Bob Hawke used to carry collectively governments, commerce unions, companies and civil society round their shared goals of progress and job creation,’ Mr Albanese informed the AFR Enterprise Summit.

However Mr Morrison once more took difficulty with the Opposition chief’s feedback. 

‘You possibly can’t unexpectedly flip up at an election and say, ”Oh, I’m not that particular person I used to be for 20 years or 30 years” and unexpectedly faux you’re all people from John Howard, Bob Hawke or Kevin Rudd,’ he mentioned. 

Anthony Albanese reveals the secrets and techniques to dropping 18kg

Food plan: The Labor chief has largely minimize out carbs and unhealthy snacks. He has eggs as an alternative of cereal for breakfast, salad for lunch and meat and two veg for dinner as an alternative of pasta or potatoes.

Drink: Mr Albanese minimize out alcohol for 3 months and now solely drinks on the weekend as an alternative of in the course of the week. 

Train: The 58-year-old has put in a treadmill in his workplace, goes on lengthy walks along with his canine and performs tennis twice every week. He additionally rides his bike

Sleep: Mr Albanese mentioned he’s sleeping higher and is mentally fitter attributable to his weight reduction

Mr Albanese mentioned in a Girls’s Weekly article about his new transformation, {that a} automotive accident in January 2020 compelled him to alter his way of life. 

‘I went alcohol-free for 3 months and minimize down on carbs – potato, bread, pasta, and simply elevated my train as properly,’ the federal Labor chief mentioned.

‘However I haven’t tried to do something too dramatic aside from giving up alcohol.

‘I don’t drink in the course of the week and have some wine on the weekends and the occasional beer, however I’ve simply been chopping again.’

The Labor leader cut out carbs from his diet while undergoing his transformation

The Labor chief minimize out carbs from his weight loss program whereas present process his transformation

In the meantime a Newspoll survey commissioned by The Australian discovered Mr Morrison was the least reliable Prime Minister that Australia has had for greater than a decade. 

Mr Albanese is equally distrusted, reflecting a broad dissatisfaction with the most important events amongst Australian voters.

Solely 40 per cent of survey respondents agreed with the outline of Mr Morrison as reliable, whereas 44 per cent mentioned they’d describe Mr Albanese in these phrases. 

Quizzed on a broad vary of the character traits for the Liberal and Labor leaders, voters mentioned they nonetheless thought of Mr Morrison the extra decisive of the 2. 

He was additionally seen because the extra skilled, together with being the extra boastful, however misplaced out to Mr Albanese in each different space.

MORRISON VS ALBANESE ON PERCEIVED CHARACTER TRAITS 

Proportion of respondents who agree with this description. 

TRUSTWORTHY: Morrison 40, Albanese 44 

ARROGANTMorrison 60, Albanese 38

LIKEABLE: Morrison 44, Albanese 51 

CARES ABOUT PEOPLE: Morrison 48, Albanese 57

UNDERSTANDS THE MAJOR ISSUES: Morrison 53, Albanese 58

EXPERIENCED: Morrison 70, Albanese 59

DECISIVE AND STRONG: Morrison 48, Albanese 46

HAS A VISION FOR AUSTRALIA: Morrison 53, Albanese 55 

IN TOUCH WITH VOTERS: Morrison 37, Albanese 51  

Supply: Newspoll survey March 9 -12, 2022