Thursday, February 2, 2017

Trump Disparages 'Dumb' Deal With Australia On Refugees

By Bill Chappell, NPR
February 2, 2017

Ruffling U.S. ties with one of its closest allies, President Trump is sharply criticizing an Obama-era agreement with Australia — a deal that also reportedly prompted the American leader to tell Australia's prime minister that his was the "worst" phone call he received after his inauguration.

Late Wednesday night, the president vented his anger on Twitter, saying "Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!"[...]

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