Behold: the most awkward political press conference of all time.

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South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill has just delivered the most almighty of mic drops to federal minister Josh Frydenberg and oh dear God, this is what entering heaven surely feels like.

It all went down in front of a national press pack to discuss the Government’s new plan to tackle South Australia’s ongoing energy crisis on Thursday.

Frydenberg, the federal Minister for Environment and Energy, began the conference by telling the media the Federal Government “is focused” on fixing the issue that in recent months has seen tens of thousands of residents across the state without power.

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You wot mate?

Then, because he's kinda smarmy, Frydenberg casually slipped in just how hard he, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Cabinet Secretary Arthur Sinodinos and Minister for Resources and Northern Australia Matthew Canavan had been working to solve the critical issue.

Coincidentally, this was the moment Weatherill decided he was completely done and began rolling up his sleeves, readying for a fight.

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Wait... what!?

Asked by a journalist if he found Frydenberg's comments "a bit galling", the 52-year-old Premier replied, "I've got to say, it is a little galling to be standing here next to a man that's been standing up with his Prime Minister bagging South Australia at every step of the way over the last six months, to be standing here on this occasion... him suggesting that we want to work together is a disgrace."

Addressing Frydenberg directly, Weatherill continued, "The way in which your government has treated our state is the most is the most anti-South Australian government we have seen from a Commonwealth government in living memory."

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C'mon God, just give me this one. Please!?

Not yet done with the ham-fest, Weatherill went on.

"We had a Prime Minister who came into this state during the course of the last federal election campaign celebrating our leadership in relation to renewable energy, and then taking credit for it through his own renewable energy target.

"And for you to then turn around within a few short months when there's a blackout and point the finger at South Australia for the fact that our leadership and renewable energy was the cause of that problem is an absolute disgrace. And you'd be standing here next to us trying to take credit for some small scheme which goes nowhere near fixing the size and the extent of the problems that have been created in this state is an outrage."

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Ugh, here we go.

Woah, Nelly.

Even if you don't like Weatherill or the Labor Party, you can't deny that felt good. I mean, they just don't make politics like they used to.

Not completely done, Frydenberg waited until he was out of Weatherill's earshot to tell the media the Premier was "desperate", "unbecoming and childish".

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Hello, election.

Now, now, Josh — no one likes a sore loser.

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