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Scott Morrison has been caught on camera struggling to use an Eftpos machine in footage many Aussies can relate to.
Footage of the humourous slip up was screened on Ten’s The Project last month, where the program’s hosts commentated the clip as it played out on the show.
The Prime Minister is seen talking to members of the public in a store selling plants, before using his credit card to purchase pot plants.
Scott Morrison has been caught out in an embarrassing gaffe where he appears to struggle trying to pay for items on an eftpos machine
Mr Morrison struggles to pay for the items as he continuously taps his card on the machine and flips it over.
He asks the cashier in the video if he should try and place his card on the machine again and then asks where to place it.
‘I’ve got to do it on the side, or?’ he is heard saying as he holds the card to the side of the machine.
The cashier instructs the Prime Minister to put the card on the top before cancelling the transaction and restarting the process again.
‘Where’s Jenny when you need her?’ one of the Project co-hosts chimes in as the panel observes the footage of the gaffe. ‘Maybe she knows how to use a card.’
The clip of the gaffe playing out on The Project was recorded by a woman and posted to her TikTok account in late April.
The account appears to be strongly supportive of Labor and opposition leader Anthony Albanese.
‘He has no idea. How can he be so out of touch. Man of the people,’ the woman captioned the video.
The cashier instructs the Prime Minister to put the card on the top before cancelling the transaction and restarting the process again
Many followers of the account shared their surprise over how the Prime Minister was unable to use the machine to pay for the items.
‘How does he not know how to use it?’ asked one.
‘He runs what …… a country’ wrote another.
A third added: ‘It’s obviously ‘not his job”.
However, some users came to the Prime Minister’s defence, claiming that this kind of mistake happens often with consumers, while others theorised that the card was inactive and was only there for the cameras.
‘Inactive card used just for the photo shoot,’ commented one person.
One TikTok user suggested that the Prime Minister was ‘asked to use the back of it so the press couldn’t get a photo of the card’.
‘I think we have all done this. We got scan our card on the screen but it’s on the top,’ one user said.