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.
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."
Prime Minister @ScottMorrisonMP made an awkward gaffe while announcing a billion-dollar funding boost for the Torrens to Darlington road project. The ‘city-shaping’ project is hoped to allow drivers to travel non-stop for 78km. 7NEWS at 6pm | https://t.co/8ftPfFYTVQ #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/X318eN5e3H
— 7NEWS Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) February 13, 2022
"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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