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‘Mesmerisingly clueless’: Aussie protection chief roasted for cringeworthy makes an attempt to elbow-bump Korean counterpart (VIDEO)

‘Mesmerisingly clueless’: Aussie defense chief roasted for cringeworthy attempts to elbow-bump Korean counterpart (VIDEO)


Regardless of the elbow bump changing into the greeting of selection for world leaders currently, Australian Protection Minister Peter Dutton hasn’t mastered the transfer, making an attempt and failing to greet his Korean counterpart in a cringeworthy video.

Dutton traveled to Seoul earlier this week to speak army cooperation, joint infantry workouts, and naval and air power coaching along with his South Korean counterpart, Suh Wook.

The content material of their talks wasn’t what most individuals will bear in mind from the journey, nevertheless. As a substitute, the web cringed as a masked Dutton clearly struggled to grasp Suh’s makes an attempt to elbow-bump him. Within the video, Dutton first raises a fist, then affords Suh the fallacious arm, and eventually permits Suh to manhandle his arm into place for an ungainly frozen bump.

Fortunately for the Australian protection chief, Dutton’s black face masks coated any potential reddening of the cheeks.

Footage of the gaffe was posted on-line by Information Fighters, an Australian podcast, on Thursday, and Dutton’s bumbling physique language was ridiculed. “What did he assume it was?” one commenter questioned. “Half a black panther salute?”

The elbow bump has grow to be a ubiquitous greeting on the world stage for the reason that onset of the coronavirus pandemic, utilized by political leaders to show their dedication to minimizing bodily contact. Nonetheless, in Dutton’s dwelling nation, even an elbow bump is taken into account too shut for consolation beneath a few of Australia’s most draconian lockdown insurance policies. In Sydney, for instance, a socially distanced out of doors dialog with mates remains to be frowned upon.

Dutton is just not the one Australian politician to endure world embarrassment this week. Asserting a brand new safety pact between the US, UK, and Australia on Wednesday, US President Joe Biden apparently forgot Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s title, referring to the Aussie chief as “that fella down beneath.” Morrison shouldn’t really feel too dangerous about Biden’s reminiscence lapse, nevertheless – the Democrat president recurrently forgets the names of his personal officers, too.

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