National’s leader Judith Collins won’t be having words with her husband about a number of anti-Ardern Facebook posts, but says it’s “not what she would do”.
David Wong-Tung is a businessman and former police officer – also an avid user of Facebook. In recent days, he has shared an array of posts attacking Jacinda Ardern – his wife’s political opponent.
In the posts, the Labour leader is mocked and called names – among them – the incredible sulk and Cindy. One message calls for her to be tested – not for Covid-19, but for competency.
When asked if she shared his views, Collins said she had told him it was not something she would do, but she had “never been able to get him to do anything I tell him to do”, even after 41 years of marriage.
“He’s an adult, he makes his own decisions and I think he just gets sick of people having a go at him and me,” Collins told reporters.
Asked if the posts were sexist, she said her husband was “one of the least sexist people I know”.”He’s married to me, how could he be sexist?”
“If you’ve got the secret to how to control a man who’s 64 years old, who used to play a lot of rugby and was a policeman – good luck, let me know.”