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7 May, 2021

Chilled Selfie with ScoMo

FOR one Cairns local the opportunity to meet Prime Minister Scott Morrison and pose for a selfie was too good an opportunity to resist.

By Peter McCullagh

Nate from Cairns City Tattoo and Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Cairns City Tattoo employee Nate was sitting outside his Lake Street business when the media scrum, security and posse of politicians rolled in for the media stop on Tuesday.

“I was out there, having a smoke.

“He’s doing his thing, I’m doing mine,” Nate said.

“Why wouldn’t I ask for a photo, he’s the Prime Minister, like sick.

“I’m not even into politics but he’s the Prime Minister, he’s probably just like, could use a handshake, you know what I mean?

The Prime Minister stopped for a few minutes to chat and pose for a selfie with Nate.

“I’m gonna show that photo to my daughter tonight and she will like think I’m god. Oh my god, my dad met the Prime Minister you know.”

When asked if he was surprised the Prime Minister stopped to chat, Nate had a simple insight.

“I think he was super humble man he just come up and you like shook hands, I ask if I could take a photo. My camera wouldn’t work, he just stood there you know like as I took a photo he was chilled.”

The Prime Minister was in town on Tuesday on a North Queensland tour announce major economic measure to bolster the northern economy.

Did it matter to Nate? Not really, but the opportunity to meet the PM doesn’t come along every day.

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