Is this what caused Alan Jones's feud with Jacinda Ardern? Old tweet unveils New Zealand prime minister who once hated the radio presenter a & # 39; intense git & # 39; called
- Old tweet reveals what the Prime Minister of New Zealand really thinks of Alan Jones
- Jacinda Ardern described Jones as a git who intensely hated the 2012 tweet
- Mrs Ardern hesitated to discuss the issue at the request of reporters
- Comes after Jones urged Scott Morrison to & # 39; push a sock down & # 39;
An old tweet from New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who describes radio broadcaster Alan Jones as & # 39; intense aversion & # 39; and a & # 39; git & # 39; has surfaced.
Seven years ago Sky News revealed a tweet posted by Mrs. Ardern who slammed the controversial 2GB radio presenter.
& # 39; I know an Alan Jones. Unlike the Aussie version, he is not a git or hates the general population, & # 39; says the 2012 tweet.
Mrs. Ardern was silent about it and would not be involved in a sloppy match with Jones when they were grilled by reporters on Tuesday.
Jacinda Ardern described radio presenter Alan Jones as a & # 39; git & # 39; in a tweet that was posted seven years ago
& # 39; This is a reference to a tweet from seven years ago, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Recently you will have seen that I have not expressed any thoughts or opinions about the Alan Jones issue and I do not intend to do so now.
When asked if she would like to apologize to Jones, Mrs Ardern replied: & # 39; Again, I will not continue with an ongoing debate on the Alan Jones issue. & # 39;
It is clear that the tweet was related to Jones & # 39; notorious comments about the then Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
Alan Jones (photo) launched a public attack on the Kiwi Prime Minister in August
A week prior to the tweet, Jones told the guests at the annual dinner of the Sydney University Liberal Club president that Mrs. Gillard's father died of shame.
& # 39; The old man recently died of shame a few weeks ago. To think he had a daughter who told lies every time she stood in front of parliament, & Jones said at dinner.
New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters quickly jumped to the defense of his leader and described the tweet as out of character.
& # 39; It's very different from Jacinda doing that … you'll have to agree, I've never heard of such a thing & # 39 ;, he told Sky News.
& # 39; Jacinda Ardern has tried to make friendliness and compassion the center of her leadership. Jacinda is normally a seriously nice person. & # 39;
It is clear that Mrs. Ardern's tweet was related to Jones & # 39; comments about the then Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
Jones was confronted with widespread public reactions in August when he gave Mrs. Ardern a & # 39; çomplete clown & # 39; and called Australian prime minister Scott Morrison live in the air to press & # 39; a sock down her & & # 39; in response to its statements on climate change.
Jones later wrote to Mrs. Ardern to unconditionally apologize for the public lie.
& # 39; Premier, I want to assure you that I had no intention of suggesting violence against you, & # 39; he wrote in an email to Mrs. Ardern.
She declined to comment on Jones's attack.
& # 39; I have an opinion about every person who says something about me, & # 39; said Ardern at the time.
New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters (right) has defended his leader
Jones also publicly apologized, while his employer Macquarie Radio issued a strict warning that he would be fired if similar remarks were made again.
More than 80 advertisers ended their spending with 2 GB after the saga, which was reportedly estimated to be $ 1 million in lost revenue.
Despite the controversy, 2 GB remained on top of the most recent radio ratings to maintain a leading market share of 13.4 percent to claim its 122nd consecutive research victory.
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