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Trump's phone conversations with Mexican president, Australian Prime Minister leaked

Trump's phone conversations with Mexican president, Australian Prime Minister leaked”

Turnbull insists to Trump that the deal is still on. "This is ridiculous", Trump says. I do not want to have more San Bernardino's or World Trade Centers.

"I hate taking these people", Mr Trump said, referring to refugees. Under the terms of the agreement, the United States would vet and take in around 1,250 refugees now held in offshore detention centers on the Pacific Island nation of Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island. Turnbull tried to explain that Australia had nothing against those people.

The transcripts of his conversations "show the president to be no more coherent in private than he is public: ill-informed - even about a major attack on United States soil - and narcissistic to the point of absurdity", The Guardian said.

"For someone who talks constantly about representing the forgotten men and women-the little people working the little jobs-[Trump] can't even remember the job 'dairy farmer, '" Colbert said, before putting on his best "Trump" voice: "'I tell ya, I care so much about the forgotten Americans. Instead, the country pays Nauru and Papua New Guinea to keep asylum seekers in camps, where they live in harsh conditions that have been condemned by rights groups.

Mr Trump struggled to comprehend why Australia "discriminated" against people coming by boat and asked why the Australian government didn't just free the detainees if they were deemed safe. The refugees were being detained on humanitarian grounds.

"I always stand up for Australia's interests in every environment", Mr Turnbull told reporters in Broome, Western Australia, today.

Mr Turnbull attempted to close the phone call on a positive note, saying: "Thank you for your commitment".

"I think it is a terrible deal, a disgusting deal that I would have never made", Trump said.

He adds: "That is enough, Malcolm. I have had it". The calls were made shortly after Trump's inauguration and largely revolved around immigration.

"We would rather take a not-very-attractive guy that help [s] you out than to take a Nobel Peace Prize victor that comes by boat", Mr Turnbull said. "I will be there again and again".

Trump responded: "This is crazy". Can you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why?

Trump also doesn't even seem familiar with the fact that the deal was forged by the Obama Administration. On top of news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury for the Trump/Russia investigation, transcripts of Trump's calls with foreign leaders were leaked, and they cast Trump in a less positive light than usual, even by his own standards.

The commander-in-chief was probably referring to the USA dairy farms. The White House said it would not comment on the leak.

"The prime minister reiterated in that phone call to the president, that our principal strategy here is to deny those evil people-smugglers a product to sell".

The premier said he was disappointed with Malcolm Turnbull's visit to WA this week and hoped the prime minister would have more to offer next time. "These conversations are conducted candidly, frankly, privately. You are worse than I am", Trump says.



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