It was the end to what has been several days of tension, which started when Aly shared an impassioned monologue on Friday night’s show in the wake of the Christchurch terror attack.
In it, he stated that in 2010, Morrison suggested to fellow Coalition party members that they capitalise on anti-Muslim sentiment to win votes.
The claims were first made in a report by the Sydney Morning Herald in 2011 based off sources in the room. Other people in the room deny Morrison made the comments, as does the PM himself.
In the wake of Aly’s comments, Morrison’s office threatened to sue. But instead, it seems his press team decided it would be better for his image if he fronted up.
So he agreed to chat to Aly, in an exchange that was undeniably uncomfortable.
You can watch a snippet of the chat below. Post continues after video.
Here are the five most tense moments Australia couldn’t look away from.
1. The avoidance of the Islamophobia question
Waleed Aly asked Scott Morrison if ‘The Liberal Party had a problem with Islamophobia’ a total of six times in the first 13 minutes of the chat, after giving a list of all the examples that suggest the Liberal Party may very well have a problem with Islamophobia.