Donald Trump has been calling the leaders of several foreign countries, one of which was Australia.
On Saturday, Trump called Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull for what was supposed to be a friendly 60-minute long call.
Unfortunately, Trump was hostile and abrasive, and hung up on Turnbull after just 25 minutes.
According to The Washington Post, Trump blasted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over a refugee agreement and boasted about the magnitude of his electoral college win, according to senior U.S. officials briefed on the Saturday exchange. Then, 25 minutes into what was expected to be an hour-long call, Trump abruptly ended it.
At one point Trump informed Turnbull that he had spoken with four other world leaders that day — including Russian President Vladimir Putin — and that “This was the worst call by far.”
From The Post:
“This is the worst deal ever,” Trump fumed as Turnbull attempted to confirm that the United States would honor its pledge to take in 1,250 refugees from an Australian detention center. Trump, who one day earlier had signed an executive order temporarily barring the admissions of refugees, complained that he was “going to get killed” politically and accused Australia of seeking to export the “next Boston bombers.”
Trump’s nastiness isn’t a surprise, especially following news of his conversation with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, where Trump said, “You have a bunch of bad hombres down there. You aren’t doing enough to stop them. I think your military is scared. Our military isn’t, so I just might send them down to take care of it.”
Who fights with Australia, of all places?