The Project host, Lisa Wilkinson, has taken aim at NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, saying she’s “stuffed this” and calling for her to “step aside”.
Lisa’s comments came after NSW recorded another daily milestone of 681 COVID-19 cases.
“I think I speak on behalf of just about everybody that is watching these press conferences at 11am every day — they are almost unwatchable,” Lisa said on the show.
“The whole situation is completely farcical. On a day when NSW is recording its highest numbers of the pandemic, another family is grieving a loved one, Gladys Berejiklian makes no new restrictions.
“She’s doing nothing, the soft lockdown continues, and we’re all scratching our heads trying to work out if she’s not going to do anything more — why is she continuing with this same rhetoric?”
“The whole state needs a complete reset and if Gladys Berejiklian isn’t up to the job, then she needs to step aside and make room for somebody who is”.
“Because she’s stuffed this.”
New South Wales has again set a grim daily record, with 681 new COVID cases.
It’s got everyone wondering, what more needs to be done to get in front of this outbreak? #TheProjectTV pic.twitter.com/ikovHO5AoH
— The Project (@theprojecttv) August 19, 2021
Lisa went on to slam Gladys for saying she could see a light at the end of the tunnel.
“When you watch these press conferences, journalists are going hard trying to get that granular information that seems to be missing between these really high numbers and her continually saying, as she has said today, ‘There is a light at the end of the tunnel’.
“That light she can see at the end of the tunnel, we can all see it too — it’s a complete bin fire. And somebody else needs to step in.”
On Monday, Lisa also took aim at the premier on The Project, saying: “I think everyone in NSW yesterday, when she said that the day before was a ‘wake-up call’, everyone in NSW thought - ‘it's taken you this long to wake up?’.
“When you consider, on June 24, there was 36 cases with 11 new ones that we'd been alerted to.
“And, please, Premier, can you stop looking to overseas as a place to refer to?”
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