U.S. President Donald Trump holds his first face-to-face meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in New York, declaring they ''get along great''. No reporter narration.
(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Declaring they "get along great," U.S. President Donald Trump held his first-face-to-face meeting with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday (May 4) following an acrimonious phone call in January that strained ties between the two allies. Wearing black-tie tuxedos as they prepared to attend a dinner together, the two leaders met on board the USS Intrepid, a World War Two aircraft carrier that is now a museum, moored on Manhattan's West Side. They were attending a gala to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. Turnbull was one of the first foreign leaders Trump spoke to after taking office on Jan. 20. The Republican president became irritated that he was expected to honor an agreement made by his Democratic predecessor, Barack Obama, to accept 1,250 refugees. Trump had broken off what was supposed to be an hour-long call after 25 minutes and later tweeted that the refugee agreement was a "dumb deal" and vowed to study it. The call aroused criticism and raised questions about his diplomatic skills.