A second text from former NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has slammed the Prime Minister as being more concerned with “petty pointscoring” than human lives at the height of the deadly 2020 bushfires.
The texts, sent from Ms Berejiklian to a mystery colleague within the party, were then sent to Channel 10 journalist Peter van Onselen, and saw the former Premier call Mr Morrison a “horrible, horrible person”.
The full exchange includes Ms Berejiklian saying: “Morrison is a horrible horrible person. He is actively spreading lies and briefing against me re the fires,’’ the text message reads.
The recipient of the text, which the Channel 10 political editor says was a cabinet minister, replies: “Morrison is about Morrison. Complete psycho. He is desperate and jealous. The mob have worked him out and he is a fraud.”
A second screenshot obtained by news.com.au shows the conversation continued, with Ms Berejiklian going on to say: “Thx. I’m just so so disappointed. Lives are at stake today and he is just obsessed with petty political pointscoring. So disappointed and gutted.”