Scott Morrison swears during live TV slip up: 'That will get a run'

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison had a little slip of the tongue on Sunday morning, accidentally swearing during a press conference.

The PM's speech went viral when announcing a ‘city-shaping’ project in South Australia, declaring it "sh**ty-shaping" instead.

"This brings to completion the full financial commitment of the Commonwealth government to this sh*tty, city, sh*t, city-shaping," he said.

Scott Morrison laughed off his slip up during a live press conference on Sunday. Source: 9News
Scott Morrison laughed off his mistake on Sunday. Source: 9News

However, he quickly recovered, laughing off the mistake by saying "you’ve gotta be careful with that" and moving on with the rest of his announcements.

"Sure that'll get a run," he joked.

Mr Morrison was in Adelaide for the press conference with South Australia’s Premier Steven Marshall, announcing an additional $2.26 billion-dollar funding boost for the Torrens to Darlington road project in South Australia.

Social media users quick to pick up on stumble

Social media users were quick to pick up on the PM stumbling over his words, sharing their reactions to social media.

“We have a ‘city’ Prime Minister,” one user quipped.

"Welcome to Adelaide the sh**ty city!" one user joked, with another added: "It’s Adelaide. He said exactly what he meant to say."

"He’s finally right about something — this will indeed get a run," another wrote.

Some users defended the slip up, saying "he’s only human".

"No one is perfect and this is our Prime Minister, show some respect," agreed another.

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