Kevin Rudd doesn’t like being upstaged, hurts kid to prove point [VIDEO]

Kevin Rudd was upstaged by a little Korean kid the other day, and now video footage has emerged of him squeezing the same kids hand so much it hurt him.

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Joseph Kim upstages Kevin Rudd

A cheeky five-year-old boy upstaged the Prime Minister when he visited a Korean language class in the marginal Liberal electorate of Bennelong yesterday.

Joseph Kim pulled faces and cavorted behind Kevin Rudd during a photo opportunity at the the Ryde Uniting Church, and captivated the assembled media with his antics.

But then a strange thing happened, as you can see in this video, which ran on Sky’s Paul Murray Live program. 

The PM turned to give little Joseph a high five, and then gripped the boy’s fingers and held on.

When the boy extracted his hand, he grimaced and said “Ouch”.

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