The White House just called Malcolm Turnbull 'the president of Australia'

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The White House just released a list of ways Donald Trump has delivered on his promise to make America safe again, after just two weeks as president of the United States.

In the statement published online by the office of the Press Secretary, it listed the sanctions on Iran, meetings with cybersecurity experts, and nominees confirmed in national security roles, as some of the objectives which have been met so far.

Another listed is “diplomatic conversations with foreign leaders to promote an America first foreign policy,” which includes the 16 world leaders Trump has spoken to about his priority of American national security.

While Australia was on the list — fifth from the end — Turnbull was the only leader to not have his name included, and his title wrong.

He was listed as “President of Australia”.

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It was corrected to “The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull” just after 8am AEDT on Sunday.

It comes after Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly mispronounced Turnbull’s name during a media conference last weekend.

The president had “a very cordial conversation with prime minister Trumbull,” Spicer said.


Spicer was discussing the phone call shared by Trump and Turnbull in which the president called the refugee deal with Australia "the worst deal ever" and accused Turnbull of trying to send America the “next Boston bombers”.

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