Dominic Perrottet offered to take off the Nazi uniform at the party
A friend who attended Dominic Perrottet’s now infamous 21st birthday party has revealed the PM had offered to remove the Nazi uniform he wore to the event.
During a special press conference on Thursday, Mr Perrottet, 40, said he was “naive” and regretted the decision to wear the costume in September 2003 as he humbly apologized.
Speculation about his future as NSW Premier mounts as a guest at the party revealed how Mr Perrottet offered to remove the costume during the shindig.
According to the anonymous source, he made the offer to a Jewish friend. The source, who said the offer was “jovial” at the party, didn’t share how the friend reacted.
NSW Prime Minister Dominic Perrottet is fighting for his political life after Holocaust survivors blasted him for wearing a Nazi uniform to his 21st birthday celebration
“It was the year after we took over the Young Liberals,” the source told the Daily Telegraph.
“We had taken over many branches… We felt outstanding.
“Every time Bon Jovi – Dom’s favorite band – played, everyone would scream and sing Livin’ On A Prayer together.
“I don’t remember much – we were young and there was drinking going on… so it’s a little blurry.
“But I remember Dom in his Nazi uniform, which he offered to take off that night.”
Sources at the party say another guest also wore a similar Nazi uniform.
The party took place in the lower garage and driveway of Mr Perrottet’s split level family home in the North West suburbs of Sydney.
It was well attended, with sources remembering 50 to 100 people.
Shortly after the shocking announcement, Perrottet arrived at the Museum of the Jewish Board of Deputies in Sydney on Thursday afternoon to meet with leaders
Speculation about his future as NSW Premier mounts as a guest at the party revealed how Mr Perrottet offered to remove the costume during the shindig
Among the guests were Mr Perrottet’s close friends, alumni of Redfield College, Dural, where he attended high school, students of Sydney University, where he studied law, and Warrane College, Opus Dei Residential College, which is affiliated was the University of NSW.
One guest, an unnamed seated NSW MP, attended in an Osama bin Laden costume.
No photos of Mr Perrottet’s costume have been released yet, although sources suggest his father walked around the event with a camera.
The latest details come after Mr Perrottet made a humble apology in a press conference.
“At this age in my life, I just didn’t understand how serious and painful this uniform is for people, not just in our state … but around the world,” he said.
“I am deeply ashamed of what I have done and sincerely sorry for the hurt and pain this will cause for people across our state, especially members of the Jewish community, Holocaust survivors, veterans and… your families.
“I’m really sorry … I’m not the person I was when I was 21.”
Insiders have predicted his leadership is over, with some even tipping the Liberal Party that could dump him ahead of the March 18 state election.
However, NSW Opposition Leader Chris Minns said he did not believe the Prime Minister’s approval would have any bearing on the election.
Mr Minns said: “I will not be making any running comment on this. My view is pretty direct.
“It was obviously a big mistake, he apologized. I thought the apology was sincere.’
The Prime Minister issued a second apology on Friday morning after it was revealed that outgoing Cabinet Secretary David Elliott had sounded the alarm in the row.
Jewish leaders have revealed how a Holocaust survivor was moved to tears by the father-of-seven’s revelation.
“There’s a sense of concern about the kind of world we’re creating,” Breann Fallon of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies told ABC.
‘[A Holocaust survivor who rang in] was particularly concerned about how future generations would take this… and conveying that it is not a problem of the past but a problem of the present and future.
She added: “This uniform is not just an inanimate object.
“It’s a symbol of hate, bigotry, genocide and discrimination and it will bring back all those memories.”
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