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Jacinda Ardern described radio presenter Alan Jones as a & # 39; git & # 39; in a tweet that was posted seven years ago

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;
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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.

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Jacinda Ardern described radio presenter Alan Jones as a & # 39; git & # 39; in a tweet that was posted seven years ago

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

Alan Jones (photo) launched a public attack on the Kiwi Prime Minister in August

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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.

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& # 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

It is clear that Mrs. Ardern's tweet was related to Jones & # 39; comments about the then Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard

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; ├žomplete 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.

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& # 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

New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters (right) has defended his leader

New Zealand's Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters (right) has defended his leader

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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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