When Gareth Morgan launched his political party The Opportunities Party he compared himself to US President Donald Trump due to his anti-establishment policies.
Now it appears the two men have another thing in common being bafflingly angry on Twitter.
Last night Morgan was involved in a bizzare argument where he called his critics “whores” let rip against tourists and decried the PC culture in this country.
The whole stoush started when Morgan criticised Tourism Minister Paula Bennett’s decision to rule out a tax on tourists because it would make New Zealand too expensive to visit.
Morgan then went on to claim that it was not about imposing costs but about crap people and even suggested banning camping in public places unless in a self contained camper.
Those who disagreed with Morgan’s stance then came under fire calling them “Idiots” “Doormats” and even “Dumbkopf”
He even approached one of my friends who was critical asking “What is your address. Can they come and shit on your lawn?”
When another user suggested that New Zealander’s were just as bad Morgan went on to say “How do you differentiate a Kiwi shit from a foreign one?” and “Visitors shouldn’t have the same rights anyway”
When challenged he added “Only whores do anything for money where are your values man. or can you be bought off 4 a few dimes”
The argument didn’t end there at 7:00am tweeting “One whiner last night had 162,000 tweets. That’s a social media whore”
If this man has any desire of going in to politics he needs to work on how to engage with potential voters and with criticism.
He will not get anywhere by insulting people and blocking people for having a dissenting view or else he’ll just be talking to himself in his own echo chamber and The Opportunities Party will die a miserable death.