US TV host Stephen Colbert mocks Scott Morrison's election campaign

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It's an unwelcome rumour Scott Morrison wishes would disappear, and now America knows about it too.

Late-night talkshow host Stephen Colbert couldn't help but mock the prime minister after learning of the unfortunate claim he soiled himself at Engadine McDonald's in Sydney's south after the 1997 NRL Grand Final loss for his beloved Cronulla Sharks.

Mr Morrison has vehemently denied the rumour, with Colbert using his rejection of such claims to tee up his gag.

Stephen Colbert left and Scott Morrison right. Source: CBS
Stephen Colbert roasted Scott Morrison over one particularly embarrassing rumour. Source: CBS

"Even worse, no one had accused him of this," he said, prompting raucous laughter.

Morrison roasted over soccer gaffe

Colbert told his audience Mr Morrison has been "dogged by scandal" while in office, saying his attempts to rescue his reputation during his election campaign have fallen flat, quite literally.

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"He launched a reboot this week to get some good press, which brings us to the latest Morrison news: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison tackled a child to the ground during an election photo-op," he revealed, before showing the now famous clip of him "bulldozing" a young boy during a soccer game.

And Colbert wasn't finished there, bringing up the Engadine rumour one more time.

"Yeah... to which his campaign responded, ‘can we go back to the McDonald’s pooping thing?'"

Mr Morrison's victim, seven-year-old Luca Fauvette from Tasmania, took full advantage of his moment in the spotlight, rapping to a stunned Today show on Wednesday.

While Luca was unharmed, Mr Morrison later said he was feeling the fall. He added he'd given Luca a story to tell his mates for years to come.

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