‘The country is in good hands’: Hilarious moment Liberal senator fumbles for a door that doesn’t exist as he tries to leave a press conference
- Trade Minister Simon Birmingham finished a press conference and tried to leave
- He walked up to and pushed on a wooden wall which he assumed was the exit
- Senator Birmingham awkwardly smiled before he found the actual door
An Australian senator awkwardly left a press conference after he couldn’t find the exit.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham gave a press conference as Acting Treasurer on Monday at the Commonwealth Parliament Offices in Sydney.
Senator Birmingham awkwardly felt a wall covered in wooden panels believing there was a door he could use to exit – before realising he couldn’t get out.
Senator Birmingham concluded the conference and awkwardly felt a wall covered in wooden panels believing there was a door he could use to exit (Pictured Mr Birmingham mistaking a wall for a door)
Senator Birmingham awkwardly smiled at the cameras after he pushed against the wall.
‘That’s the old, remember which way is the door,’ Senator Birmingham said.
He joked with a photographer standing against the wall shortly after.
Trade Minister Simon Birmingham (pictured) gave a press conference as Acting Treasurer on Monday at the Commonwealth Parliament Offices in Sydney
‘You were standing in front of it, were you?’
Senator Birmingham eventually managed to leave the press conference through a real door.
Several Twitter users mocked the Trade Minister’s blunder.
A commenter said Senator Birmingham’s fumble was an analogy for all politicians.
‘Typical pollie can’t find his way out of a wet paper-covered room.’
Another suggested politicians are not as smart as they make themselves out to be.
‘Who said pollies were intellectually superior.’
One commenter made fun of Senator Birmingham by stating he was trying to get to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from Harry Potter.
‘Don’t see the issue. He was trying to go through platform 9 and 3/4.’
The press conference held by Senator Birmingham was a rebuttal to an earlier conference held by Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese.