If you haven't heard, Donald Trump is officially the "mean girl" of politics, after his heated conversation with
Gretchen Wiener the prime minster of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull. Or, as White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer called him more than once during a Thursday press conference, "Prime Minister Trumbull."
But mispronounced names are the least of it. The phone call in which Trump reportedly called Australia's refugee deal forged during the Obama administration the "worst deal ever" and told Turnbull he was responsible for the "worst phone call by far" has caused embarrassment on both sides of the Pacific.
Fortunately, it's also the cause of a lot of excellent jokes. Take the hashtag #ReasonsTrumpsHangsUp.
Sure, the original report from the Washington Post never states that Trump actually "hung up" on Turnbull and the Prime Minister denied it while speaking to Australia's 2UE radio but since most congratulatory calls between world leaders are an hour long, it doesn't bode well. Plus, it's fun to imagine.
Commence the geopolitical LOLs!
While many Americans chose to apologise to their Australian mates in the spirit of friendship and peace, there was really no need. Australians have been laughing about the call for over a day now.
Quick note to Americans: Australians do not find any dignity in political office, hence this phone call affair is fucking hilarious
elle hardy (@ellehardytweets) February 2, 2017
Thanks for the LOLs, Trump and Turnbull. You both played yourself.