U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that the previously agreed “deal” whereby America would absorb all the illegal invaders being held in the offshore Australian detention centers, is “dumb”—and that he would now be studying it in detail.
Trump’s announcement—made via Twitter—followed a terse telephone conversation between Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull which was ended early by the U.S. President.
The White House issued this picture on January 28, titled “speaking with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from the Oval Office.”
Trump’s sudden interest in the details of the fake refugee deal—a plan worked out between the Obama administration and Turnbull—came after the Australian Prime Minister announced that the new U.S. President had undertaken to adhere to the original agreement—a statement made after the telephone conversation on Sunday, January 28.
Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017
It is now clear that when Trump had the initial conversation with Turnbull over the matter, he had not been properly apprised of the details—which include an astonishing agreement by the U.S. to simply absorb all the Third World scroungers who tried to invade Australia by sea.
In his tweet—issued on February 2, Trump asked his followers, “Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!”
MalAccording to Australian press reports, Trump “hung up” on Turnbull after 25 minutes, when their call was meant to be an hour long. Turnbull denied that the U.S. President had hung up, saying that the call had ended courteously.
After a series of phone calls made on Sunday, Turnbull was the last call that the U.S. president took, but afterward, Trump is alleged to have said that it “was the worst call by far. This is the worst deal ever.”
The Australian report continued:
It is understood that the President complained that he was “going to get killed” politically and accused Australia of seeking to export the “next Boston bombers.”
Turnbull later expressed his regret that details of the conversation had been leaked, but maintained that “President Trump had given an assurance during their conversation that the deal would go ahead.”
White House press secretary Sean Spicer confirmed that the “refugee deal” would go ahead in a White House press briefing on February 1, and this position was confirmed in a statement from the U.S. embassy in Canberra to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) the same day.
A spokesman for the embassy told ABC that “President Trump’s decision to honor the refugee agreement has not changed and Spokesman Spicer’s comments stand. This was just confirmed to the State Department from the WH [White House] and on to this embassy at 13.15 Canberra time.”
A statement from the U.S. State Department given to ABC added that “out of respect for close ties to our Australian ally and friend, we will honor the agreement to accept some refugees from resettlement centers on Nauru and Papua New Guinea.”
However, in a separate statement sent to ABC the next day, the White House press office said that the “President is still considering whether or not he will move forward with this deal at this time.”
Trump’s tweet has now however raised the prospect that the “deal” might be called off—but there is in fact still no clarity one way or the other.
A Sydney Morning Herald (SMH) article—clearly designed to try and elicit sympathy for the Third Worlders in the detention centers—quoted one of the invaders, a Burmese scrounger named Imran Mohammed, as saying that “It feels like someone is stabbing a knife in our chest when we hear different stories every day.”
Mohammed, the SMH said, “is among the 871 men in Papua New Guinea awaiting resettlement” and was hoping that the “arrangement struck with the US would put an end to his three years in detention.”
Mohammed went on to say that it “makes me feel we are not welcomed into his [Trump’s] country. Many of us [have] lost faith in life and don’t want to live in this world.”