Scott Morrison – Morrison slams Albanese’s assaults as ‘petty political sledging’
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticized Anthony Albanese’s assaults of himself and his relationship with President Trump as being “ill-informed,” declaring the Opposition Chief had engaged in “petty” political sledging.
It comes as Mr Albanese on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of pandering to President Donald Trump by refusing to sentence him for inciting the riot on the US Capitol.
Mr Morrison defended his shut relationship with the outgoing president and stated the alliance with the US will endure regardless of who’s within the White Home.
“Personal attacks are not foreign policies, and if the leader of the opposition thinks sledging me is some sort of foreign policy, he just doesn’t get it,” Mr Morrison stated.
“It is the job of every Prime Minister, of whatever political persuasion you are, and every President of the United States, of whatever persuasion they are, to continue to steward this very important relationship and that’s what I’ve been doing with the current president and it’s what I’ll be doing with the incoming president.”
Mr Morrison stated the connection between Australia and the US was “bigger than petty politics and point scoring”.
“The US alliance with Australia is incredibly strategically important, it’s not a political plaything, and if you think it is, you don’t get it,” he stated.
“I don’t pay much attention to Anthony Albanese’s political sledges, but if the media do, well if that entertains you, that’s fine, but it’s ill informed.”