Australian Deputy PM Barnaby Joyce criticizes the nation’s leader, Malcolm Turnbull

Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has sharply criticised the nation’s leader, Malcolm Turnbull, in an escalation of tensions that have rocked the government.

On Thursday, Turnbull admonished Joyce for making a “shocking error” over his affair with a former staffer – saying it had set off a “world of woe”.

Joyce said he would try to repair his relationship with Turnbull, but again stared down calls to resign.

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