Malcolm & # 39; s desperate attempt to stay in power: how Turnbull & Peter Dutton promised to dump Julie Bishop and make HIM the deputy prime minister if his leadership remained undisputed & # 39;
- Peter Dutton claimed that Turnbull had offered him the deputy leader last August
- He made the bombshell claims in the new Sky News series Bad Blood / New Blood
- Dutton claimed that he had shot the offer and claimed it was not & # 39; credible & # 39; used to be
- Turnbull denied the allegations that he would not give up Julie Bishop's job
Peter Dutton has claimed that Malcolm Turnbull offered him the position of Deputy Prime Minister before last year's leadership, where he was deposed as Prime Minister.
The Interior Minister made the bombings in part one of the new Sky News documentary Bad Blood / New Blood, which will premiere on Tuesday evening.
Mr Dutton revealed that the former Prime Minister approached him after a party meeting last August and urged him to stay up as Minister of the Interior.
"I said," Malcolm, that position is untenable and I cannot accept that, "Mr Dutton told the network, The Australian reported.
He then claimed that Turnbull offered him the position of deputy leader Julie Bishop – which he also shot.
Peter Dutton has claimed that Malcolm Turnbull offered him the position of Deputy Prime Minister after last year's leadership, where he was dismissed as leader
& # 39; They are all discussions with a high commitment and a desire to see the best possible outcome, so in my mind an easy transition is always the best, but … he offered me the position of deputy leader, & # 39; he added.
& # 39; I told him, considering what had just taken place, that was not credible, nor was it his gift. & # 39;
Mr. Turnbull's office has since rejected the allegations, saying that he was unable to offer the job to Mr. Dutton without the support of the Coalition.
He also claimed that he would not have asked Julie Bishop to give up her job as his deputy.
Mr Turnbull's supporters, who were not mentioned, claimed instead that Finance Minister Mathias Cormann stated that Dutton would do the job after the spill.
Mr. Cormann denied the allegations that he had supported Mr. Turnbull after the party turned against him.
During the first part of the series, Dutton, whoever fought for the top role also swept against the former liberal leader and said Prime Minister Scott Morrison is right the job Turnbull could never do.
Dutton reignited his fight with Turnbull days after the May federal election, saying that the liberal party would almost have been swept away with Turnbull at the helm.
Turnbull (pictured with his wife Lucy in 2017) was replaced in August by the conservative wing of the Liberal Party, who feared that the government's drive to the left was damaging its chances of election
Dutton claimed that Turnbull then offered him the position of deputy leader Julie Bishop whom he also shot
& # 39; If Malcolm Turnbull was still a leader, we would have been destroyed & # 39 ;, he told the Pine Rivers Press last month.
& # 39; We would have Bill Shorten in power and our country would be on its way to disaster. & # 39;
Mr Turnbull was displaced by the conservative wing of the Liberal Party in August, who feared that the government's drive to the left would damage its election opportunities.
Dutton was seen as the coup d'etat and publicly criticized Mr. Turnbull before saying he didn't have a & # 39; political bone in his body & # 39; had.
He also criticized the way Mr Turnbull came up and approached the country's top task, claiming that he had not drawn up an action plan after coming to power.
& # 39; In 2016, Malcolm had the worst campaign in the history of the Liberal Party, and we eventually lost 15 seats and were left with a majority of one seats that just made Parliament unmanageable. We were paralyzed, & said Mr. Dutton.
& # 39; Countless possibilities to strengthen the government or the Shorten jeans came by because Malcolm was unable to make a decision. & # 39;
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