“I’m fine now”: Scott Morrison’s coughing fit caught on camera
Scott Morrison has battled through a coughing fit on live television as he tried to discuss the Federal Budget.
During an interview on Sky News, the Prime Minister kept coughing into his elbow and taking sips of water between talking points.
“This important plan for our recovery and for rebuilding the economy,” he said, wheezing.
“There are swings and roundabouts on the assumptions and we’ll see how they live out in time,” before coughing again.
Kieran Gilbert, a chief news anchor on Sky News offered the Prime Minister some water.
“Let me get a bottle of water for you because you’ve had a busy 24 hours and I know what it’s like,” Gilbert said.
“Busy talking,” Morrison replied.
“Exactly, when you get a frog in your throat,” Gilbert said.
Morrison was forced to apologise afterwards after he struggled to stifle the cough as erupted into another fit.
At the end of the interview, Gilbert thanked Morrison for “battling through the frog”.
“Thanks for that, I’m fine now,” the PM said.
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