Wednesday, February 01, 2017
"President Trump reportedly blasted the Australian Prime Minister during a phone call between the leaders of the two longtime allies.
Trump told Australian leader Malcolm Turnbull that the conversation was “the worst call by far” among talks with various world leaders that day and ended the scheduled hour-long conversation after just 25 minutes, according to The Washington Post.
Trump was reportedly incensed that the Prime Minister expected him to abide by an Obama administration agreement to take in 1,250 refugees from Australia.
“This is the worst deal ever,” Trump told Turnbull in the call, adding that the country was trying to send the “next Boston bombers” into the US.
Turnbull has been supportive of President Trump in statements since the election.
The official White House statement said the call “emphasized enduring strength” between the two countries.
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ies on islands off the coast of Australia."Trump blasted Australian prime minister during ‘worst call by far’ | New York Post