Former Minister of Immigration and Home Affairs, who was responsible for asylum seekers on Manus Island and Nauru, has appeared at a press conference today dressed as a clown to soften his image.

“I can now run this circus with a continuous smile on my face,” Dutton told reporters.

“Now I can have a big grin on my face while condemning children to endless detention.”

Dutton then pulled out three ten-pin bowling pins and proceeded to juggle for the press gallery.

Reporters asked Dutton the hard questions, including whether or not he could juggle four.

“I have a plan,” said Dutton, “a plan for juggling four pins, which involves using my day off today for some more practice”.

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