Canada's newly appointed Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O'Regan was faced with an ice-cold treatment during his press conference in Ottawa — quite literally.
As the minister tried to take a sip from a glass of water while standing at the tribune, he realized the water had frozen solid, much to his surprise, which was unmistakable by his expression.
Here's what happens when you have a cabinet shuffle press conference outside in Ottawa in the dead of Canadian winter. pic.twitter.com/fT9aCuFrM1— CBC News: The National (@CBCTheNational) 14 января 2019 г.
"The water's frozen," he commented, sparking laughter in the audience. "Glad I wore my coat."
The episode sparked an accordingly cold reaction from netizens on Twitter. "Comedic genius," one user wrote.
"Took a long enough sip to then realize water was frozen. Yeah, he's totally qualified and intelligent enough to be a Cabinet Minister. SMH," wrote another, complete with a row of facepalm emojis.
Took a long enough sip to then realize water was frozen. Yeah, he's totally qualified and intelligent enough to be a Cabinet Minister. SMH 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️— JEN_M (@savagecookie) 15 января 2019 г.
"That's like the smartest thing he's said in his political career," said the third, referring to O'Regan's coat comment.
that's like the smartest thing he's said in his political career.— WCTx40 (@WCTx40) 14 января 2019 г.