Initial reports of President Donald Trump’s weekend phone call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described the exchange as generally productive, with some disagreement over President Obama’s promise to take some 1,250 Middle Eastern refugees off Australia’s hands.
According to unnamed “senior U.S. officials briefed on the Saturday exchange,” who spoke to The Washington Post, the conversation was considerably more heated, and Trump hung up on Turnbull after 25 minutes:
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.”
[…] “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 admission of refugees, complained that he was “going to get killed” politically and accused Australia of seeking to export the “next Boston bombers.”
The most convincing supporting evidence for the account of these “senior U.S. officials” so far has been Trump himself ripping the Australian refugee deal on Twitter Wednesday night: full story
My question is, why isn’t the mainstream media slamming or even questioning Australia on this? Why don’t they want to keep their illegals? Are they racist?