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Trump on tough phone calls: "Don't worry"

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 00:40

Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., U.S. President Donald Trump says ''don't worry'' about the tough phone calls he's having, adding it's time for the U.S. to be ''tough.'' Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump says people shouldn't worry about the tense phone calls he's having. Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Trump told the audience, "Don't worry about it, just don't worry about it. They're tough, we have to be tough. It's time we're gonna be a little tough folks. We're taken advantage of by every nation in the world, virtually." His comments come after a report of an acrimonious telephone call with Australia's prime minister threatened a rare rift in ties between the two staunch allies. The Washington Post reported that Trump described the resettlement plan as "the worst deal ever" and accused Australia of trying to export the "next Boston bombers". It said the call had been scheduled to last an hour but Trump cut it short after 25 minutes when Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tried to turn to subjects such as Syria. Turnbull told reporters the call with Trump at the weekend had been frank and candid but refused to give further details.

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Trump on tough phone calls: "Don't worry"

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - 00:40