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How Trump made up with Australia’s prime minister after a ‘most unpleasant call’

2018-02-23 09:47:56       source:The Washington Post

February 22, 2018

The phone call, just 24 minutes long, reverberated around the world.

On his eighth day in office, President Trump blasted and badgered Australia’s leader over an immigration dispute, telling Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, “this is the most unpleasant call,” before abruptly hanging up on the head of one of America’s staunchest allies.

But when Turnbull visits the White House on Friday, it will mark a stark turnabout from his contentious call with Trump last Jan. 28. The Australian leader has become one of the U.S. president’s closest partners, as they work on issues ranging from the North Korean nuclear threat to infrastructure plans in their respective countries.

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