‘Who’s next? Switzerland?’: Internet dumbfounded by Trump fighting with US ally Australia
In a call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull last Saturday, Donald Trump reportedly blasted the foreign leader over a refugee agreement, and bragged about the size of his electoral win, the Washington Post reports.
According to the report, Trump, who spoke with five world leaders throughout the day, told Turnbull his “was the worst call by far,” including the one he shared with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
As reports of the call surfaced, Internet users took to Twitter to mock the president’s diplomatic skills:
First, he came for Australia, and I said nothing, because I was so confused
— Alena Smith (@internetalena) February 2, 2017
Takes a certain sort of idiot-savant genius to start a foreign policy crisis with Australia.
— Tom Tomorrow (@tomtomorrow) February 2, 2017
Before today, I thought loving Australia was something all Americans could agree upon.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) February 2, 2017
If Reince Priebus loved America, he’d connect Trump’s calls to actors playing world leaders. “Line 1 is Dingo Dundee from Australia sir.”
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) February 2, 2017
We must all understand that Australia poses an existential threat.
— Jim Souhan (@SouhanStrib) February 2, 2017
Time to build an ocean and make Australia pay for it.
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) February 2, 2017
This would be the perfect time to make Ryan Lochte Ambassador to Australia
— Bill Weir (@BillWeirCNN) February 2, 2017
Australia right now. pic.twitter.com/Phwvnejoub
— Stephanie Carvin (@StephanieCarvin) February 2, 2017
Classic "Risk" strategy: invade Australia first.
— Ken Jennings (@KenJennings) February 2, 2017
We are going to build a Great Barrier Reef, and Australia is going to pay for it https://t.co/VrO5Fg0B4h
— Jeff Shesol (@JeffShesol) February 2, 2017
I fall asleep for two hours and Trump's already pissed off Australia.
— Andy Hones (@HonesWireless) February 2, 2017
Who's next? Switzerland? #Australia
— Megan Millen (@Silvergirl626) February 2, 2017
— Clint Hollingsworth (@Wanderclint) February 2, 2017
What an embarassment to have this orange menace treat the leaders of Australia and Mexico like reality show contestants #resist
— Peter Leite (@MasterTheBig3) February 2, 2017
I'm sorry Trump is such an ASS. The rest of us love ya!
— *SexKitten* (@LaurenBabad) February 2, 2017
Can't wait for the @TomiLahren vid explaining to me how this Australia thing was actually caused by Hillary voters.
— Steven Elliott (@hashtagsteven) February 2, 2017
What's next? Is he going to build a great Wallaby and make Australia pay for it?
— 》erika《 (@struggleobey) February 2, 2017
We fucking hate him too.
— Sean Kent (@seankent) February 2, 2017