Trump assures no worries about tough phone call with Australian PM

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US President Donald Trump announces his nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Reuters/Carlos Barria

US President Donald Trump said strongly worded phone call between him and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is something that people should not be worried about. It should be the same thing for phone calls with other world leaders.

"When you hear about the tough phone calls I'm having, don't worry about it. Just don't worry about it," he said. Trump has explained that they are tough because they need to be tough. He said they were taken advantage of by virtually all the nation in the world and that is not going to happen anymore.

There are reports this week that the US president was upset during his phone call with Australia’s prime minister. Now, people should exhale with a sign of relief.

News.com.au has commented the controversial phone call may prove that Trump thinks he really might need to recognise the deal to take the 1,250 asylum seekers that are currently languishing offshore on Manus Island and Nauru. The aforementioned deal turned into a flashpoint in the relationship between Australia and the United States on Thursday following reports that the conversation between Trump and Turnbull did not go well.

The leader of the free world reportedly criticised Turnbull and said the deal is the "worst ever." Trump even accused the other country of having intentions to export "the next Boston bombers."

Trump has clarified a during a Washington function that he loves Australia. "I have a lot of respect for Australia, I love Australia as a country,” he said.

White House press secretary Sean Spicer has addressed concerns about the deal and weather it would push through or not. "The President is unbelievably disappointed in the previous administration's deal that was made and how poorly it was crafted and the threat to national security it put the United States under," Spicer said.

Earlier this week, Spice said the deal would be subjected to "extreme vetting," but it will move forward. But within hours since the statement was made, senior officials said the US president was not delighted about it and was still considering if he should move ahead with it.

On Friday, Australian Ambassador to the US Joe Hockey participated in a meeting held at the White House. As of this minute, details about the meeting remain unknown.

Meanwhile, Americans utilise the hashtag #bringthemhere to apologise to Australians for their leader’s rhetoric on the issue. Australia and the United States are both part of an intelligence sharing arrangement called "Five Eyes."