Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Trump conducts tense call with Australian leader: report

The new US leader reportedly abruptly cut short his call with Australian Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull after criticizing the countries' bilateral refugee agreement and exulting over his electoral college victory in the November election, according to the paper.

Australia is considered one of the closest allies of the United States, and one might have expected to the call to be smooth sailing.

Turnbull insisted Thursday that relations between the diplomatic partners were strong despite reports that Trump had berated him.

The Australian leader refused to comment when asked about the report and whether it was true ....