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Malcolm Turnbull savages Dutton in bitter takedown of the man that ousted him

Former Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has savaged Peter Dutton in a bitter take down after following his fall from power.

The jibes were made during an exclusive dinner function of barristers and lawyers in Sydney’s Barangaroo on Friday evening, at which Mr Turnbull attended as an honorary guest. 

His snide remarks made against the MPs who ousted him were met with roaring laughter and applause, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The jibes were made during an exclusive dinner function of barristers and lawyers in Sydney’s Barangaroo on Friday evening, at which Mr Turnbull (pictured, right) attended as an honourary guest

At Mr Turnbull’s request, journalists were banned from the event. 

Mr Turnbull took the opportunity to make a dig at the current prime minister, saying: ‘If Peter was the answer, you’d have to ask: what was the question?’ 

However he later followed up his comment by insisting: ‘I’m not a hater, I’m a positive person.’ 

Mr Turnbull (pictured) took the opportunity to make a dig at the current prime minister, saying: 'If Peter was the answer, you'd have to ask: what was the question?'

Mr Turnbull (pictured) took the opportunity to make a dig at the current prime minister, saying: ‘If Peter was the answer, you’d have to ask: what was the question?’

The former PM appeared on ABC's QandA show where he lashed out at coup leader Peter Dutton for captaining the leadership spill

The former PM appeared on ABC’s QandA show where he lashed out at coup leader Peter Dutton for captaining the leadership spill

He reportedly told the crowd that his removal from power had had terrible consequences for the Liberal government and resulted in a dip in popularity, as reflected in the polls.

Last week, Mr Turnbull attacked those who brought about his downfall during his first media appearance since the leadership spill.

The former PM appeared on ABC’s QandA show where he lashed out at coup leader Peter Dutton for captaining the leadership spill.

He also called out Greg Hunt, Mathias Cormann, Tony Abbott, Mitch Fifield, Steve Ciobo, Michaelia Cash, Michael Keenan and Angus Taylor.

Mr Turnbull’s naming and shaming came in the opening moments of the episode on Thursday night, where he answered questions from host Tony Jones and members of the public. 

 

 

 

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