No Kidding Around: Pollies and Children Just Don't Mix
'Get the baby out of here'.
Kids say and do the darnedest things, and so do politicians.
So you would think the two would get on well, if not compliment each other.
But alas, it is not the case.
Gone are the days where children are used as pawns in political campaigns. They're onto it and are having none of it.
Let's look at some of the most memorable interactions between kids and politicians across the globe.
ScoMo and the kid that knows when to side-step
Our new Prime Minister was caught out being given the cold shoulder by a toddler. In a beautiful piece of footage, Scott Morrison bends over to greet a toddler walking over to him only to have the child side-step him -- in front of the cameras and media ScoMo had taken along for the pic op.
READ MORE: 10 Things You Should Know About ScoMo
Then Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the photo opp gone wrong
Mr Abbott and his wife Margie Abbott were visiting Seaforth Public School at his electorate of Warringah on Sydney’s northern beaches, in 2014.
The photo took on 'viral' status when Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young shared it online in a now deleted post, with the tagline: “This poor kid can’t take it anymore. I know exactly how he feels”.
Then London Mayor Boris Johnson knocked over a child during a game of Rugby at a school in Tokyo.
Johnson was on an official visit to Tokyo and playing a 'friendly' game of footy with the local kids when he knocked Toki Sekiguchi, 10 to the floor, in front of the cameras.
When Donald Trump asked a woman with a crying baby to leave his rally.
"Don't worry about that baby, I love babies. I love babies. I hear that baby crying. I like it. What a baby, what a beautiful baby. Don't worry, don't worry. The mom's running around, like don't worry about it, you know. It's young and beautiful and healthy and that's what we want," the GOP presidential nominee declared.
Trump continued to talk for another minute, about how China has "ripped us to shreds." The baby's cries seemed to grow louder, and the GOP nominee interrupted his riff on China to say he was just kidding.
"Actually I was only kidding," he said, apparently addressing the mother. "You can get the baby out of here. That's all right. Don't worry." Trump addressed the rest of the crowd.
Finally, the photo that sparked a thousand memes.
Then U.S. President George W Bush handing back a crying baby during his visit to Germany in 2006. No more context shall be given.