Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been berated by a furious pensioner demanding he "better f****** do something" after what the man claimed were failed promises in the last federal election.
With the TV cameras rolling, the emotional patron at a Newcastle pub unleashed on Mr Morrison on Wednesday night, who at times appeared bewildered by the man's fiery tirade.
"This is what you said when you got elected last time: 'We're going help all those people that worked all their lives, paid their taxes and those that have a go, get a go'," the man barked.
"Well, I've had a go, mate, I've worked all my life and paid my taxes."
The man rejected several attempts from the surrounding group to intervene, focusing intently on the prime minister during the unannounced pre-election visit at the Edgeworth Tavern.
Repeatedly pointing his finger at Mr Morrison, the man, who said he was a disability pensioner, claimed he was suffering as a result of the Morrison government's tax policies.
"You better f***** do something, I don't care. I'm sick of your bulls***," he says as Mr Morrison eventually departs from the exchange after offering the man the chance to discuss his concerns with one of his team members.
The ABC's federal political reporter Jess Davis described the confrontation with the man on Twitter as "pretty messy" and sarcastically added the campaign appearance was "going well".
"Prime Minister Scott Morrison didn't quite get the welcome he was hoping for," she said of the surprise visit.
In a seperate moment shared to Twitter, a woman filmed a selfie video with Mr Morrison, with the pair smiling into the camera.
"Congratulations on being the worst prime minister we've ever had," she then said, as the PM realised he was dealing with another disgruntled voter.
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Morrison facing mounting challenges ahead of election
The encounters are far from ideal for Mr Morrison, with distractions mounting ahead of the soon-to-be-announced Federal election.
Michael Towke, a fellow candidate for his Sydney seat of Cook in 2007, has accused Mr Morrison of racially profiling him during a pre-selection battle.
"At the time (Mr Morrison) was desperate and it suited him to play the race card," he told Network Ten's The Project on Wednesday night.
"He has certainly used racism, Islamophobia, bigotry, with refugees ... with migration policies, and he's been dumped on by his own side."
Meanwhile, two female Liberal MPs from NSW have backed Mr Morrison after Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells characterised him as a "bully who was not fit to be prime minister".
Environment Minister Sussan Ley and MP Melissa McIntosh say the attacks against the prime minister are untrue.
Ms Ley said the "political pile on" could not be further from reality.
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