The first glimpse of the diplomatic style of Donald Trump reveals the well known ugliness of the President of the United States. Not that his offensive personality is unknown. However, this time he has chosen a friend of long standing to spray his vitriolic abuse at.
I imagine the full text of what was said will never be known however, according to Turnbull, Trump agreed to the deal arranged with the Obama administration. This is hard to follow given Trumps stance on immigration.
Naturally Turnbull wanted a deal given his dilemma at domestic level. He will be in crisis mode if he doesn’t cut the it.
There can be no excuse for Trump to treat a friend as he has and every Australian should feel affronted. Equally though every Australian should feel let down by the fact that Turnbull allowed him to do so.
America has never enjoyed a good international reputation and needs every friend she can get. Trump should behave accordingly. They have always been the only country in the world to believe in their own bullshit. Stand up to the groper Malcolm.