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Journalist left hysterically laughing after interview with an Australian deputy mayor Salim Mehajer

The controversial deputy mayor told reporters he wanted to reach the 'very top'

Olivia Blair
Sunday 11 October 2015 16:40
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The journalists weren't too sure what to make of the unconventional interview
The journalists weren't too sure what to make of the unconventional interview

One journalist was left speechless, and another in fits of laughter after watching an interview with Salim Mehajer, the deputy mayor of the Sydney suburb, Auburn.

When cameras panned back to the studio of Nine News for commentary following the interview, radio presenter Ray Hadley shook his head in disbelief while host, Karl Stefanovic hunched forward in hysterical laughter.

The reactions followed a bizarre interview in which Mr Mehajer “insisted” on answering the journalist’s questions from behind a lecturn on a podium, with his wife stood two metres behind him throughout.

In case you missed it... This is the interview that's been making news all week.

Posted by The Ray Hadley Morning Show on Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Mr Mehajer, also a millionaire property developer, revealed he wanted his “dreams to come true” by accelerating his political career through state and federal level before reaching the “very top”.

Mr Hadley poked fun at the “presidential style address”, while Mr Stefanovic could even be heard snorting.

Following the interview users took to Twitter to question whether Mr Mehajer was Australia’s answer to Donald Trump.

Mr Mehajer is no stranger to controversy, his lavish July wedding attracted much press and ridicule after four helicopters were hired and residents in nearby areas were told all vehicles needed to be removed from the street, according to The Guardian.

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