Scott Morrison Made A Super Awkward Mistake When Greeting A Voter
The Prime Minister has accidentally given a Chinese greeting to a Korean woman, in an awkward encounter on the campaign trail.
Our party leaders are just three days into campaigning ahead of the May 18 Federal Election and we already have two slightly more awkward moments to look back on.
First up, it was Scott Morrison.
While greeting voters in Strathfield in Sydney's west on Saturday, the prime minister made an unfortunate error while greeting a woman of Asian heritage.
"Ni hao," Morrison said while shaking the woman's hand.
"No, no I'm Korean," she replied.
'Ni hao' is hello in Mandarin -- the predominant language spoken in China.
Morrison was campaigning in the marginal Liberal seat of Reid, accompanied by sitting MP Craig Laundy and Liberal candidate Fiona Martin.
He later posed for photos with locals and helped to roll dumplings at a restaurant.
Up in Gosford, Opposition leader Bill Shorten's anti-cancer campaigning was front and centre of his media appearances.
Under a Labor government, a new generation of kids will learn to Slip, Slop, Slap as part of a rebranded skin safety campaign, with the Opposition promising $8.6 million to work with Cancer Council Australia.
But it's how Shorten seems to Slip, Slop, Slap that caught a few eyes.
After taking a dab of sunscreen from a young netballer, Shorten quickly ditched the open hand approach and opted to use his knuckles to rub the cream onto his face.
It harks back to the 2016 election, when on a similar Saturday morning campaign run, Shorten stunned voters by biting into a sausage sizzle from the side.
It seems the Labor leader does things just a little bit different to the rest of us -- not wrong, just odd enough to raise some questions.
After Scott Morrison finally called the election on Thursday, campaigning began almost immediately.
The leaders will use each of the remaining 35 days tactfully, crisscrossing the country in search of votes.
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