ya fave Samantha Maiden, who knows he announced publicly funded RATs at “point of care” - the old “testing clinics” - for the ranks of non-unemployed yesterday.
presumably she also understands the publicly funded RATs handed out to Morrison, his ministers, and their staffers are not limited to fewer than one per week.
and the idea that lazy slob earns his massive salary is obnoxious. He is paid $550K every year. He does not “earn” a single dollar.
sounds like his staffer bought the RAT for his convenience, for casual purposes, his peace of mind.

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