Trump’s Call With Australia: Total Disaster

THIS LAST WEEKEND PRESIDENTTRUMP HELD A ROUND OF PHONE CALLS WITH SOME OF OUR CLOSESTALLIES.

IN THE FIRST, HE WAS SPEAKING WITH AUSTRALIAN PRIMEMINISTER MALCOLM TURNBULL, AND WAIT UNTIL YOU GET A LOOK ATWHAT TRUMPIAN THE POLICY LOOKS LIKE.

IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE BEINGIN A WAR WITH ANOTHER COUNTRY.

THEY WERE DISCUSSING FROM LASTNOVEMBER A REFUGEE AGREEMENT THAT WAS STRUCK BETWEEN THEOBAMA ADMINISTRATION AND AUSTRALIA TO MOVE A SMALL NUMBEROF REFUGEES FROM THE OUTLYING ISLANDS AROUND AUSTRALIATO THE U.

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DETAILS OF THE CONVERSATIONBETWEEN TRUMP AND TURNBULL WENT LIKE THIS — >>HEY LOOK, HE CARES ABOUT WHATMIGHT HAPPEN TO HIM POLITICALLY IN TERMS OF PUBLIC OPINION.

UNFORTUNATELY IT'S THE WRONG THINGS MAKING HIM THINK HISAPPROVAL WOULD GO DOWN — >>I DON'T FIND THAT SURPRISING,I FIND THAT EASY TO BELIEVE — >>PROBABLY BECAUSE MORNING JOECAME ON, HE NEEDED TO WATCH.

I DON'T KNOW.

BUT HE DID HANG UPON ONE OF OUR CLOSEST ALLIES AFTER 25 MINUTES WHILE TALKINGABOUT MOVING AROUND 1200 REFUGEES OVER THE COURSE OFSEVERAL YEARS INTO THE U.

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>>YEAH.

WHAT'S NEW? IS THEREANYTHING NEW IN THE NEWS TODAY? >>UNPREDICTABLE FOREIGN POLICY.

THEY WOULD SAY, YOU DON'T WANT EVEN OUR ALLIES TO KNOW WHAT WEARE GOING TO DO, THEN THEY CAN SORT OF BOX YOU IN OROUTMANEUVER YOU.

BUT IF YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT YOU WILLSAY ON A PHONE CALL WITH A WORLD LEADER, HOW WILL THEY KNOW? >>I'M CURIOUS HOW THIS WORKS, IKNOW THERE IS REALLY NO BINDING INTERNATIONAL LAW, BUT IS THEREPRECEDENT REGARDING HOW THINGS LIKE THIS GO DOWN WHENADMINISTRATIONS TRANSITION? IF THIS WAS A DEAL MADE UNDER THEOBAMA ADMINISTRATION, IS IT SOMETHING THAT TRUMP, BASED ONTRADITION, BASED ON PRECEDENT, HAS TO FOLLOW THROUGH ON? >>IT ALL DEPENDS ON HOW THE DEALWAS STRUCK AND THE PARTICULAR LANGUAGE OF IT.

IN THISPARTICULAR CASE IT LOOKS LIKE IT WILL PROCEED.

AND WHAT IT SEEMSLIKE TRUMP IS DOING IS TRYING TO, LIKE, WHILE GOING ALONG WITHIT, GET SOMETHING OUT OF THE DEAL HE HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN ABLETO GET.

EVEN IN TRUMP'S LANGUAGE, TRUMP SEEMS TO ACCEPTHE WILL HAVE TO DO IT, HE'S JUST EITHER TRYING TO GET SOME THINGOUT OF IT OR JUST BITCHING.

WHAT WE WANT TO GIVE YOU MOREDETAILS, BECAUSE I DON'T THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THEREFUGEE SITUATION OUTSIDE OF AUSTRALIA AND HOW WE GETINVOLVED IN IT, WHY IS IT THAT WE HAVE THIS DEAL? SO — >>WE'VE GONE THROUGH THAT LISTMANY TIMES, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT IRAN, SYRIA, ALL THAT — >>TO THAT, MANY RIGHT-WINGERSWILL THEN SAY, THEY SHOULD JUST TAKE WHATEVER THEY ARE GIVEN ANDBE HAPPY WITH IT.

OKAY, IF YOU EVER END UP AS A REFUGEE I'MSURE YOU'LL HAVE THAT SAME ATTITUDE AND WILL BE WILLING TOBE SHIPPED OFF TO WHATEVER ISLAND THEY WILL SEND YOU TO.

ITHINK IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE PEOPLE ARE WILLING TO STAY IN APOLITICAL LIMBO WITH SICKNESS AND VIOLENCE TO TRY TO IMPROVETHE LIVES OF THEIR CHILDREN, BECAUSE THESE ARE FAMILIES ANDCHILDREN IN THE VAST MAJORITY OF CASES.

THESE ARE NOT STRAPPINGYOUNG MAN, AS TRUMP ALWAYS SAYS, THESE ARE PEOPLE TRYING TO FLEEA BAD SITUATION TO TRY TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES.

>>HERE IS THE THING, THOUGH, ITHINK DONALD TRUMP IS SUCCEEDING IN MAKING THE UNITED STATESSOUND LIKE SUCH A SCARY PLACE THAT MAY BE REFUGEES WON'T BETHAT INTERESTED IN COMING HERE.

>>PERHAPS.

>>I HAVE TO BE HONEST, WE AREDEALING WITH A SITUATION WHERE WE MIGHT POSSIBLY INTENTIONALLYINVADE ANOTHER COUNTRY, IRAN, WHICH HAS MILITARY CAPABILITIESWE SHOULD REALLY TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION BEFORE SUPPORTINGA WAR LIKE THAT, WE ARE NOW FOCUSING ON REPEALING WHATEVERLITTLE BIT OF HEALTHCARE WE HAVE, WE ARE ABOUT TO DEFUNDPUBLIC EDUCATION FURTHER AND PRIVATIZE IT, WE ARE ABOUT TODEFUND UNIVERSITIES — THIS IS NOT A GREAT SITUATION.

AND I GETIT, WAR-TORN COUNTRIES ARE MUCH WORSE, BUT IF YOU LIKE WE AREGETTING THERE.

>>POSSIBLY.

AND LOOK, I HOPEPEOPLE WILL DO A LITTLE BIT OF RESEARCH — TRUMP IS NOT THEONLY PERSON WHO DESERVES CRITICISM HERE.

THE GOVERNMENTOF AUSTRALIA ALSO DESERVES A GREAT DEAL OF CRITICISM BECAUSETHE WAY THEIR IMMIGRATION POLICY IS SET UP IS WHY YOU HAVEISLANDS FILLED WITH A COUPLE THOUSAND PEOPLE IN THIS WEIRDFORM OF LIMBO WHERE THEY ARE WAITING FOR RESETTLEMENTSOMEWHERE OTHER THAN AUSTRALIA, IT'S BECAUSE OF THE IMMIGRATIONPOLICY OF AUSTRALIA.

AND THEY LIVE IN TERRIBLE SITUATIONS,THERE ARE SUICIDES HAPPENING BECAUSE OF HOW TERRIBLE IT ISTHERE.

AND BY THE WAY IN TERMS OF THE RISKS PEOPLE ARE WILLINGTO TAKE TO DO THIS, THERE ARE BETWEEN 1500 AND 2000 PEOPLE ONTHE ISLANDS WHERE THESE REFUGEES ARE KEPT, 1200 PEOPLE AREESTIMATED TO HAVE DIED TRYING TO GET TO THOSE ISLANDS ALREADY.

THIS IS AN INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS SITUATION, AND THEY ARE FAMILIESJUST TRYING TO IMPROVE THE QUALITIES OF THEIR LIVES.

ANDJUST AS A REMINDER THAT YOU CAN'T NECESSARILY TRUST WHATCOMES OUT OF THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION, WE JUST GAVE YOUDETAILS FROM PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE CONVERSATION OF WHATWAS ACTUALLY SAID.

INSTEAD IF YOU JUST WENT TO THE OFFICIALREADOUT OF THE CONVERSATION, IT SAID — >>YOU WOULD HAVE NO IDEA THATHE'S DOING WHAT HE CAN TO TRY TO TANK AN EFFORT THAT OBAMA, TOHIS CREDIT, GOT TO RESETTLE MORE THAN 1000 PEOPLE FROM A TERRIBLESITUATION HERE INTO THE U.

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OH, BY THE WAY, ALSO U.

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OFFICIALSMENTIONED THAT IN HIS CALLS TO BOTH AUSTRALIA AND MEXICO — >>I CAN'T, I CAN'T, I CAN'T — >>DUDE LOST THE POPULAR VOTE BYALMOST 3 MILLION VOTES AND HAD A PATHETIC CROWD AT HISINAUGURATION THAT WAS SWAMPED BY THE WOMAN'S MARCH 24 HOURSLATER, BUT HE KEEPS TALKING ABOUT IT.

LIKE A GUY GOING UP TO A BARAND TALKING ABOUT HIS PENIS, WE KNOW IT'S SMALL.

STOP TRYING TOBRAG ABOUT IT.

BUT HE CAN'T HELP IT.

IT'S NOT LIKE WE DON'T KNOWABOUT IT.

>>WE ARE SO EMBARRASSING AS ACOUNTRY.

>>JOHN MCCAIN IS ONE OF THEREPUBLICAN SENATORS MOST WILLING TO GO AGAINST DONALDTRUMP, HE SAID — >>IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITHIT, IT IS A STRONG ALLIANCE, AN ENDURING ALLIANCE.

WE'VE HADJOINT MILITARY OPERATIONS IN IRAQ WITH AUSTRALIA, WE SHAREINTELLIGENCE GATHERING PROCESSES WITH AUSTRALIA.

THIS IS A VERYTIGHT ALLY OF OURS AND HE'S WILLING TO POTENTIALLY TOSS ITIN THE GARBAGE BECAUSE HE DOESN'T WANT SOME PEOPLE FROMSYRIA AND IRAN MOVING INTO THE U.

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