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Trump Slams ‘Dumb Deal’ With Ally Australia After Testy Call

  • U.S. has been Australia’s most important ally for decades
  • Washington Post says Trump ‘abruptly ended’ phone call
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Trump: I Love Australia as a Country

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President Donald Trump blasted a refugee resettlement deal with Australia in a late-night tweet, throwing the fate of more than 1,000 displaced people and the U.S.’s relationship with a key ally into doubt.

“Do you believe it? The Obama administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!,” Trump tweeted. The resettlement plan involves sending refugees being held by Australia in offshore camps, many of them from the Middle East or South Asia, onto the U.S.