Everyone now knows the details about the infamous phone call that took place between US President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull two weekends ago – it was even a highlight in a SNL skit over the weekend.
But it turns out that phone call – which Trump ended after 25 minutes, even though it was supposed to be a one-hour conversation, and called “the worst call by far” – was not the only way Turnbull was burned.
The call sheet for Trump’s schedule that week, issued by the Office of the Press Secretary, is making the rounds, and Malcolm Turnbull’s name was omitted from the sheet.
The sheet lists all the calls Trump made to other foreign leaders over the course of a few days, putting down their proper titles and names.
For Australia, it reads:
“On January 28th, The President spoke with the President of Australia.”
So our Prime Minister didn’t get named, but he did kind of get a promotion.
For his part, Turnbull said he was disappointed the details of the chat were leaked, and that in his opinion it was “very frank and forthright.”
The fact that he didn’t badmouth the President was obviously enough to get him back into Trump’s good books aka get mentioned on his Twitter account.
“Thank you to Prime Minister of Australia for telling the truth about our very civil conversation that FAKE NEWS media lied about. Very nice!” Trump tweeted on Friday.
Still no name, but we assume that’s because of Twitter’s 140 character limit.