Thursday 27 July 2017

Watch: Donald Trump mocked by Australian Prime Minister in leaked private speech

The leak has been met with a little bit of mockery online…

By Edward Dracott

Leaked footage shows Donald Trump being mocked by Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The video was taken from an off-the-record speech he gave last night at Parliament House to the media. And it was revealed by a member of the media – Laurie Oakes, the political editor of Australia’s 9 News.

The leaked excerpts show Turnbull parodying the US president whilst making fun of the Australian government’s opinion polls.

Turnbull’s first telephone conversation with Trump in January over a refugee resettlement deal was, in Trump’s words, “testy”. But the two leaders made a public show of friendship when they met for the first time in May.

The PM said he was disappointed by the leak – telling Melbourne Radio 3AW: “It’s a breach of protocol, it’s a breach of faith and all those things.”

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On the speech, he said: “But you know, it’s light-hearted, it’s affectionate, good-natured and the butt of my jokes was myself.”

Of course, online the leak has been met with a number of responses. Some are clamouring to hear what Trump’s response will be to the situation.

While many others have taken the opportunity to poke fun – jokingly suggesting President Trump might not even remember where Turnbull is from…

Geography eh? Who needs it…

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