While politics are certainly different in Australia than they are in the United States, Malcolm Turnbull would still be considered to be a Conservative. He is also acquainted with fellow Aussie Rupert Murdoch, having known him since 1974.
Former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull blames President Donald Trump and his administration for the United States wielding “less influence” on the world stage.
“The reality is the US is a country with enormous influence,” Turnbull told Business Insider. “But it has less influence today than it did before Mr Trump was president. That is in large part because under his presidency, the US has sought to have less influence.”
Trump called Turnbull, berated him on an agreement he hadn't even studied yet, then abruptly hung up on him 25 minutes into a 60-minute call