It was an out of character assessment which he doubled down on when asked by Newshub.
“We don’t know what is going to happen. My assessment is that there is likely to be more energy this time… different energy than the last four years,” he said.
“If I could wiggle my nose, I would say, let’s not do it. The fact is, things have been said.”
Waitangi has in the past been unpredictable when politicians come to town, most recently the 2016 flying dildo at Steven Joyce.
Josie Butler was responsible and she’s printed a T-shirt saying, ‘See you soon David Seymour’ with a picture of a dildo on it. She said, however, it wasn’t a threat.
On show on Saturday was unity among Māori but a growing divide between Māori and the Crown.