Liberal Party Gets Sassy, Says #FakeTradie Is Real, Unlike Shorten’s Promises

Liberal Party Gets Sassy, Says #FakeTradie Is Real, Unlike Shorten’s Promises

So yesterday we brought you the horrid mockery of the Liberal Party’s latest ad slamming Bill Shorten’s “war” on everyday Australians, using what many quickly assumed was a fake tradie. The hashtag #faketradie skyrocketed, but the Liberal Party has assured us that the tradie is in fact very real, unlike Bill Shorten’s claims.

Hannah Edensor
Posted by Hannah Edensor

A Liberal Party spokesperson has confirmed the man was not an actor, according to the ABC.

“We are very pleased that people are talking about this ad, which highlights the risks of Bill Shorten’s war on business,” the spokesman said.

“The tradie is real, unlike Mr Shorten’s claims about Medicare.”

The hunt to find the mystery man was on after the ad (below) aired on TV, with many criticising the clearly fake work site, his expensive watch and loose bracelet, and his ceramic mug.

According to Daily Mail Australia, fake tradie is in fact a metalworker and former electrical supervisor who lives in on a main road in Sydney’s Lane Cove.

Speaking outside his home on his way to work this morning, Andrew MacRae, 50, told them he was a tradesperson, proving it by showing his NSW government contractor’s licence.

But so insulting was the #faketradie that yesterday, CFMEU boss John Setka posted both a tweet saying the tradie was not part of their union, and a video that showed the #RealTradies response to the ad:

And there you have it, the mystery of the #faketradie.