What was supposed to be a friendly phone call with our nation’s longest and closest allies turned into an international incident after a volatile and unstable Trump opened his call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull by lashing out at the Prime Minister over an agreement between the two countries over refugee resettlement and bragging the margin by which he won the Electoral College.
“This was the worst call by far,” according to senior U.S. officials briefed on the phone call, The New York Times reports.
When Turnbull asked Trump if the U.S. would take in 1,250 refugees currently being held in Australia — an agreement that the two countries made under President Obama — Trump reportedly called it “the worst deal ever,” and suggested, in an insulting tone, that Australia may be trying to send the U.S. “the next Boston bomber.”
The phone call was expected to last an hour. But after about 25 minutes, The Post reports, Trump suddenly ended it. But before hanging up, Trump boasted that he had held several calls with other world leaders that same day “including Vladimir Putin.”
Separately, The Associated Press reported on Thursday that Trump told Mexico’s president Enrique Peña Nieto during a Friday phone call that Mexico had “a bunch of bad hombres down there,” and threatened to send in the U.S. military to intervene.
Trump’s mental faculties are visibly deteriorating with every passing day. His egotistical insistence on clinging to his electoral college victory is growing truly pathetic at this point. He shows no inclination to govern beyond fulfilling the racist fantasies of his neo-Nazi advisor, Stephen Bannon and shows no regard for our allies or our treaty obligations.
Donald Trump is single-handedly undoing all the hard work that President Obama did to repolish our international reputation after the last Republican administration dragged it through the dirt. It’s going to take another Democrat to fix it. Pass it on!