Australian PM disappointed Trump parody became public
June 15, Canberra: Australia's prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said “He is disappointed that the off-the-record speech he gave at Parliament House parodying President Donald Trump have been broadcast by a television network.”
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Wednesday at a ball hosted by the Federal Parliamentary Press Gallery made fun of Trump and the Australian government's dismal opinion polls during a lighthearted speech on Wednesday
"Donald and I, we are winning and winning in the polls. We are winning so much. We are winning like we have never won before," Turnbull said in a speech apparently recorded on a phone and broadcast by the Nine Network. The crowd laughed.
"We are winning in the polls. We are, we are — not the fake polls, not the fake polls — they're the one we're not winning in. We're winning in the real polls, you know, the online polls. They are so easy to win," he added to more laughter.
The veteran political journalist who reported the speech, Laurie Oakes, said he did not attend the ball and did not accept reporting should be banned at a function hosted by journalists."The idea that there be no leak with hundreds of people in the room armed with mobile phones is just ridiculous," Oakes said.
Turnbull was apparently recorded on a phone and broadcast by the Nine Network on Thursday.
The Oslo Times International News Network