The Australian Prime Minister’s name is Malcolm Turnbull.
But White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, referred to him multiple times as “Prime Minister Trumbull,” during a Thursday press conference about that disastrous phone call between the two leaders.
Maybe he assumes the headmistress from Roald Dahl’s Matilda has taken helm of the Oceanic nation. Or perhaps he presumes it’s spelled “Trumble?”
Nobody knows. Whatever the reason, it’s wrong. And it’s not helping diplomatic relations between the two countries, mate.
The press conference was used to underscore Trump’s “disappointment” at the refugee deal between the U.S. and Australia, which will now be under review. Read more…