Whiskey Tango Foxtrot! What next? Here’s what:
WASHINGTON — A phone call between President Trump and the Australian prime minister is threatening to develop into a diplomatic rift between two stalwart allies after the two men exchanged harsh words over refugee policy, and Mr. Trump abruptly ended the call.
The phone call last Saturday between Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull turned contentious after the Australian leader pressed the president to honor an agreement to accept 1,250 refugees from an Australian detention center.
Wow! Obama condescended to allow 1250 dangerous migrants into this country. What could be worse? How about thousands:
Yes. Not just 1250, but thousands! Yes, thousands.
Actually, the deal is for 1250. Not thousands. Sorry for the mix up. When you have an accomplished schlemiel for President, sometimes real number don’t matter. Apparently neither does much else of reality. As Times reporters Glenn Thrush and Michelle Innis explain further, the Australian Prime Minister elaborated. The United States has committed to uphold the agreement. They go on to state this episode could damage relations with Australia, which is in competition with the United States in the Eastern Pacific.
Apparently an administration official told the Times reporters that refugees from Australia could include the “next Boston bombers.” The Times also received confirmation of the details of the conversation from an administration official “with direct knowledge of the exchange.”
Prime Minister Turnbull declined further elaboration, including whether the call ended precipitously. He did acknowledge the conversation had been “candid.” The last time I checked, “candid” means “impolite.” He would not say whether President Trump concluded the call by hanging up on him.
So much for that. Matters have now gone sour with two English-speaking allies, the other being Great Britain.
LONDON — The British Parliament on Monday hosted an extraordinary debate over whether to ban U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump from visiting the United Kingdom.
The debate, which was triggered by an online petition that described Trump’s comments about Muslims as “hate speech,” did not produce any binding decisions. Authority to ban someone from the country rests with the home secretary, not with Parliament. But the exchange gave British lawmakers an unusual chance to weigh in directly on U.S. politics.
Are our Spanish-speaking allies next? Oh, my God! You have got to be kidding.
Keep reading. And may Jesus have mercy on our souls.