Trump Cancels Meeting With Australian PM Over Refusal To Sell New Zealand To US — The Shovel

Trump Cancels Meeting With Australian PM Over Refusal To Sell New Zealand To US

Donald Trump has cut short a state visit with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, after Morrison ruled out selling New Zealand to the United States.

Mr Trump, who earlier praised Australia as America’s 28th best friend, had been hopeful of doing a deal with Australia over the island nation. But Mr Morrison said he was powerless to sell it.

A furious Trump abruptly cancelled the visit, tweeting, “I thought the prime minister’s statement that it was an absurd idea was nasty. “It was not a nice way of doing it. He could have just said, ‘No, we’d rather not do it.’”

It is not the first time Mr Morrison has been powerless to sell a nation. As a former head of Tourism Australia, he was also unable to sell Australia.

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