I am both a citizen of the United States and of Australia.

And it seems that no sooner than I decided to start blogging once again (aka my own personal echo chamber) that these two attributes of my life were destined to collide.

This week, Mr. Trumphole called the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, as a general meet and greet as well as to talk about an existing deal to settle some of the refugees in Australian’s intake facility into the USA. We’re talking a bit more than 1,000 people that have been waiting months years to resume a normal life. And 25 minutes in to an hour long phone call, Trump announced this was the worse call with a foreign leader of the day and hung up on Turnbull in mid-sentence.

Here’s how it was reported:

It’s now the lead story on every paper in Australia. Continue reading Big-Brothered