Standing Up To The Bully  

Posted by Big Gav in , ,

Malcolm Turnbull really isn't having a good year. While he's been a great disappointment as PM (backsliding from promoting 100% renewable energy in his pre-Prime Minster days to now bowing down to the coal industry and promoting expensive and unscalable clean coal) I did feel some sympathy for him yesterday as he had to put Trump on the spot to honour an earlier deal for the US to take some refugees that had fallen afoul of Australia's harsh seaborne refugee blocking regime and ended up stranded in South Pacific holding camps.

The resulting Trump tantrum seemed to be the talk of the media yesterday (no doubt distracting everyone from the many other outrages being committed by the Trump team) with the local press quickly dubbing Trump a bully who doesn't like people standing up to him.

Trump already looks to be trying to back down and blame everything on Obama for making the original deal, so no doubt this will all have blown over tomorrow and everyone will be wailing about the latest offences Trump has committed (while still ignoring the endless stream of corrupt acts being performed as the Trump inner circle scoops up bribes and other favours - follow this guy on Twitter for a rolling list).

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