VP Mike Pence and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Joint Press Conference – 9:30pm Live Stream

Vice President Mike Pence is in Australia today and will be attending a joint press conference with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at 9:30pm tonight (U.S Eastern).

PM Turnbull previously began the relationship with the Trump administration poorly by attempting to paint President Trump into a corner on accepting illegal immigrants.  The relationship did not get off to a good start. This presser might be interesting.

UPDATE: Video Added. Yes, it was interesting. Toward the end of the presser Pence was asked about the controversial illegal immigrant deal. Pence said POTUS Trump “out of respect, would live up to the deal“, but also added “that doesn’t mean he admires the deal”.

Prime Minister Turnbull sure is a weasely fella. Put Barack Obama and Ted Cruz into a blender, mix them up, reconstitute, and you just about get a Malcolm Turnbull.  A Sketchy talker with a creepy deceitful, stab-you-in-the-back kinda vibe…

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105 Responses to VP Mike Pence and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Joint Press Conference – 9:30pm Live Stream

  1. sundance says:

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  2. sundance says:

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  3. sundance says:

    Man I just don’t like this bloviating Prime Minister Turnbull, he appears to be as phoney as Ted Cruz or even worse.

    Liked by 11 people

    • missmarple2 says:

      Many Australians who post here echo your thoughts.

      Liked by 10 people

      • OldGreyGuy says:

        Agree as one of those Australians. Turnbull is in my view a lying, backstabbing left-leaning narcissist.

        Liked by 10 people

        • Di says:

          Out here in the bush, we have a more colourful turn of phrase for “The King”, but you nailed it.

          Liked by 5 people

          • CofB says:

            “A Sketchy talker with a creepy deceitful, stab-you-in-the-back kinda vibe…” very well put. Turnbull is a complete dud and most of us in Australia would agree with Sundance’s description of the bloke.

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        • The Boss says:

          “Turnbull is in my view a lying, backstabbing left-leaning narcissist.”
          This could just as well describe most US democrats, especially the first bastard US president.

          Liked by 2 people

      • wizzum says:

        Hear Hear. I did not agree with his globalist view of the world but I firmly believe that the last good Prime Minister was Keating. – That man had a spine and a razor wit.

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      • musicdoc2020 says:

        The guy likes to listen to his own voice. 2-3 minutes of which I can summarize in one short sentence. I think with this kind of personality, Pence is definitely the right choice to go with. Pence can sit their, act diplomatic, stroke the guys ego, while Trump would clearly not be enjoying himself after about two minutes.

        Question, just what is Australia good for? Nice country/people but is it trade? Strategically placed? Helping us with something in Middle East? I’m not saying just let Russia take over but what is our interest their? Honestly am not sure.

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        • Barnacle Bill says:

          Five Eyes.

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        • USMCLt says:

          Australia could be important again if they reach down deep and start their own MAGA campaign. The Aussies were excellent allies once upon a time. However, they screwed up big time when they gave up their guns. Communist houseflies have been swarming around the country ever since then

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        • There’s a few modest claims. Strategic ports. Strong trade: the United States is the largest investor in Australia while Australia is the fifth largest investor in the US. A numerically weak but morally strong Cold War (and post-) military alliance — with the exception of Vietnam, Australia’s contributions to US war efforts has been negligible, but reliable and consistent.

          What really binds the US and Australia, though, is a shared culture and history which will always transcend election cycles. Both English-speaking. Both liberal democratic. Both predominantly Christian. Australia is like the kid brother in the proverbial novel. Too small and weak to be a protagonist, but absolutely vital to the identity and character of the novel’s hero, and always assured of protection against belligerents. Because a strike against your kid brother is a strike against you. Kin is kin.

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    • BG2 says:

      Yep, he’s called “Lord Waffle” in Oz.
      An Australian Uniparty functionary.

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    • Southern Son says:

      I agree.
      Something about him, reminds me of a Obama wannabe. In the sense of thinking he is more important than he really is.
      If toilets down under really turn counter clockwise, do their Lefties turn Righty?
      I don’t trust him anyway.

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    • India Maria says:

      “Courageous Down Under CON-servative”

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    • bazmaca says:

      Sundance…..he is an empty suit. He has no clue how to lead people. He is renowned for throwing his Cabinet Ministers under a bus when his policies are rejected by a distrusting public.
      He is so far up himself he is choking.

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    • http://stopturnbull.com/

      written by people who know him very well and who have followed his goldman sachs / uniparty closet communist career his whole worthless life.

      Paul Ryan.

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    • Glen2 says:

      I’m with you. Can’t stand the man. Bring back Tony Abbott, our duly elected prime minister. Not this traitorous weasel and his stick insect side kick julie bishop. She is as bad (actually, worse).

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    • Kim says:

      Sundance
      Our real Elected Prime Minister is Tony Abbott .
      Malcolm Turnbull is a dictator in sheep`s clothing .

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    • Sue says:

      Turnbull is nothing but a two faced egomaniac and I am ashamed to have that show pony as a leader of my country he’s a closet lefty we had a great PM Tony Abbott but his own party kicked him out because he was too conservative and Turnbull thought it was his god given right to be PM he doesn’t speak for me nor represent me if only we had a President Trump in Australia I adore the man think he’s utterly brilliant !!!!

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    • mopar2016 says:

      I hope that Pence made it clear to Turnbull that the US would not be accepting muslim refugees from Australia anymore. That nonsense in February was ridiculous!
      Australia can turn them back, or sink their boats for all I care, but 0bama isn’t in charge anymore. We have our own very serious muslim problem in the US.
      http://www.angrypatriotmovement.com/oreilly-released-video-warning/

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  4. Southern Son says:

    I failed to add, that VP Pence is doing a Fantastic Job, spreadin’ the Trump Effect around.
    Thank You Mike!
    While the Uniparty, is about to know what it feels like, to be Schlonged…

    Press ON!, Mr. President!!

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  5. Weeper says:

    Where’s Suspicious cat? Wasn’t he/she in Australia the other night? 😻

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  6. Donna in Oregon says:

    VP Pence is doing a great job for all of us. Is it just me or is there an almost ominous feeling right now? Feels like something big is going on but I can’t tell what it is. It isn’t the NK threats, Russia or China, that stuff is ongoing. It is something else. Anyone else getting this?

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    • cocomama says:

      Yes. Much is afoot, methinks.

      Liked by 5 people

    • NYGuy54 says:

      The Russian collusion thing? v.2 is coming next week.

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    • deanbrh says:

      I read only one place that NOKO has sent a sub over that now sits just off the coast of California. Since I sit within twenty minutes of that Coast, the ominous feeling is indeed heightened here, but just slightly, because Fake News abounds and they taught Critical Thinking when I went to Grad School.

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      • BG2 says:

        It is absolutely unlikely that NK has a nuke sub launched missile, their last attempt at a sub launch blew up. Convention explosive warheads, sure, but they are of little account or risk, like Scuds, only good for frightening people. The NK subs are noisy diesels, anything off the CA coast is being tracked and targeted as we speak.

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        • musicdoc2020 says:

          I read somewhere that NK subs use Diesel engines that are reflectively easy to detect compared to US and Russian hardware. I’m sure our Navy is on pretty high alert.

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    • The Boss says:

      Yeah Donna, it’s not just you. There is a feeling of sorts. Something in the wind. Lots of shiny objects and true colors being shown. Knowing who trolls here, I’ll leave it at that.

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  7. Pam says:

    Watching this man go around the world in ten days almost makes me tired. I don’t know how he does it. While congress is doing nothing, this man is working hard. God bless him and Mrs. Pence.

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  8. Queensland Kel says:

    Sundance, absolutely correct again. You cannot trust Turnbull. Most Aussies don’t trust him, he’s absolutely full of himself and both he and most of his senior Ministers do not understand average Aussies and their needs and wants. We are crippled economically by overweening bloated welfare spending but they know best! Sound familiar Treepers?

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  9. sundance says:

    Apparently the broadcast is blocked from U.S. distribution. Weird.

    Liked by 4 people

    • missmarple2 says:

      Well, at least I know it isn’t my computer. I will go to bed instead of waiting up for it to play. Thanks for trying!

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    • Pam says:

      Ahh So that explains why the stream hasn’t gone live. Thanks for trying Sundance.

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    • musicdoc2020 says:

      “We come here today to honor 100,000 Australian that have given to us the ultimate sacrifice. And they do it again and again. And they do it side-by-side.”

      Nonsensical blowhard.

      Was/Is he friends with Obama? They can write speeches together.

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  10. SharonKinDC says:

    I was able to watch the presser (viewing in the US) here:

    Turnbull likes to use a lot of words…and Pence matched him. Key points. We will honor the ‘refugee’ swap. MSM noted Trump said it was a bad deal. Pence said that Trump isn’t shy of sharing his views and subject to extreme ‘vetting’ it will be honored out of respect for Australia and a previous commitment. Pence noted that simply b/c Trump will honor a deal, doesn’t mean he has to like it. (IMO, look to the vetting to rule out quite a few of these people. Pence underscored repeatedly the ‘subject to vetting’ phrase.)

    Also, much discussion re putting pressure on China to take care of the NorK’s. Turnbull’s admin has been working it on their end. In short, the time has come to take care of the problem. Unspoken is b/c NorK’s are getting closer to being able to do real damage w/ a nuke.

    Also, bilateral trade was discussed. It’s been growing.

    South China Sea… MT indicated Oz has no territorial claims, but open shipping lanes, which the US provided the security for almost a century, allowed for the prosperity to grow in the Far East. Nice reminder. MT said nations shouldn’t inflame the issue by building/constructing in disputed areas. Should work via UN to peaceful resolution.

    I don’t care for Turdball…but, it appears he’s w/ the Trump program. MT noted in the table discussion and the presser that VP MP’s visit is the earliest ever in a new US admin and underscored the importance of such an early visit.

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    • SharonKinDC says:

      PS: VP Pence said so many times he was representing POTUS…also repeatedly indicated the policies/strategy he’s delivering are from POTUS on behalf of POTUS. IOW, Pence is the Envoy. It’s working well… Also, he ranks higher than SoS, so it is even more prestigious an event.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Thanks for the summary, Sharon!

      Yeah, I don’t care for Turdball either…even though he’s mouthing the words to “Australia First” now.
      Time will tell if he’s going to be a helpful ally, or what.

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      • bazmaca says:

        Trust Turnbull at your peril. We have many examples of him, when under pressure, tossing his people under a bus. He’s weak in all aspects.

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        • SharonKinDC says:

          We’ve got those ‘refugees’ as leverage…and very likely Sir Whatshisname, the Queens rep for Oz who likely is onboard.

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          • Sir Peter is definitely on board MAGA. He’s Australia’s most famous and revered military commander, and no liberal. But short of sacking the Government in the event of a constitutional crisis, he has no political power at all. He just signs off the Government’s legislation.

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    • Pam says:

      I’m watching it now. Thank you!

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  11. Greg says:

    Turnbull is a progressive Obamaphile who hijacked the supposed conservative party in Oz by knifing Tony Abbott. The conservative base will not vote for him. Make no mistake, he finds Trump and his supporters beneath him. On election day last November 16 he gave an address to Oz as though someone had died. He is a narcissistic bully too clever by half. Therefore, he did the sneaky refugee deal with Obama after the election. He is a waffler, indecisive and weak under pressure. Donald will have him for breakfast.

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    • srr says:

      What Greg said, and to clarify for those who don’t know our system, we, the Australian people did NOT vote for Turnbull to be P.M.. The Party we voted for had Abbott as leader, and then The Party sacked him and put Turnbull in his place.

      Yet even worse than Turnbull, is Julie Bishop, who must hold the record for “standing behind her Party’s Leader”, only to stab them in the back while she keeps on keeping on being second fiddle and first garrott.

      Anyway, on the whole we’ve had it with all our political parties, they’re all just one traitorous UN UNiparty, but we’ve yet to find our Trump or Farage.

      Pray for us.

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      • mike says:

        One more reason the Ozzie government grabbed the guns.

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        • BG2 says:

          Stop making it up. You need to qualify that each time with ‘what guns’ or you might lead gullible Americans astray on the facts..
          They grabbed the semi autos and some pumps.
          There are hundreds of thousands more legally owned firearms in Australia in 2017 than in 1996.

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          • mike says:

            I would include Australian handguns’ regulation as oppressive and suppressive. Such regs pretty much eliminate their practical use by the whole population as a practical means of self defense.. Well aimed handguns are highly feared by criminals and tyrants.

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            • BG2 says:

              Correct, the Australian handgun laws have historically always been very restrictive. The extra change in 96 was semi auto handguns and .40 cal and above banned. Pistol club membership and attendance is mandatory. Your .357 mag wheel gun is it.
              It has one benefit in that a handgun peer group is always interacting with the members and spots nutters quickly as a rule (one big exception to that happened). Certainly criminals have no problem getting illegal Glocks.
              But in reality, random muslim street murders are going to have to get worse before there is much support for concealed carry. They have no 2nd.

              If you want a legal home self defence weapon in Australia you buy an OU / DB 12 gauge.

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      • mcclainra says:

        Sounds like our GOP party here in the US, in large part. I think there are few in it who are not totally committed to the Uniparty, and continue to thwart POTUS. Good thing he is one step ahead. You Aussies have your work cut out for you to get rid of Turdbull for sure.

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  12. graphiclucidity says:

    I miss Tony Abbott.
    We hardly knew ye.

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  13. wizzum says:

    Isn’t he a Goldman Sachs boy?

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    • BG2 says:

      Yep, they’re everywhere.
      And all Goldman alumni are Global Warming hysterics….. not because of any unnatural warming but because a compulsory carbon price in the developed world will lead to the last great buffalo hunt….derivatives that will eventually rival the FX and interest markets.

      They’re salivating.

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  14. KR says:

    SUNDANCE: Check out Ross Cameron’s opinion of “Malcolm” here on Sky (Fox Down Under). Seems spot on … although it deserves a language warning!

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  15. nimrodman says:

    Uhhhhh … yeah. About those “starving refugees” we’ll be taking off Australia’s hands … here’s a previous batch:

    Give me your tired, your poor…your ‘starving’ Muslim asylum seekers – BARE NAKED ISLAM
    http://www.barenakedislam.com/2013/08/06/give-me-your-tired-your-poor-your-starving-muslim-asylum-seekers/

    From the comments:
    NYB
    Steroid users. Very common among drug dealers.
    Raycar
    Afghan and Iranian army deserters.
    angelito
    What the hell? Just look at these islamic cyborgs! Islam will have regiments of killing machines for the active phase of jihad right in the heart of Kufarland! Are the AU officials blind or demented?
    Steve S
    Refugees huh? They look like wrestlers and body builders, steroid users. Very common among drug dealers.
    victor
    these will be raping and prostituting your women and selling heroin, you are complete idiots if you keep voting in immigrant loving parties, it will be your downfall

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      • nimrodman says:

        A couple more telling comments from that article:

        Sheik Rattleandroll
        What the hell is going on? You’re right alex7, here in England it’s like we’re living in a parallel universe-everything that applies to nationals doesn’t apply to the muslims at all. Recenty my husband had to go for an eye check at a local clinic (he is a pensioner) and whilst waiting for him outside my seat was opposite the clinic’s pharmacy entrance.

        Out of curiosity I made note of how many muslims paid……NONE. Even when the patient was a woman she came out and handed the prescription to her husband and she walked two steps behind him into the pharmacy and he cashed the prescription, took control of the drugs and they walked away, no money was paid. Now my husband is a pensioner,and has paid into the health service here all his working life……these couples were of working age,so why didn’t they pay?

        Also,because my husband has a second pension in addition to the state pension(you are encouraged to do so here) on recieving his very first state pension payment he was told that he would be deducted £42 because he had a second pension! You try that one on with a muslim….out to bleed every country dry.

        NativeGladius
        It is not just us UK taxpayers being sodomised by our own government now. Every drop of blood shed by my ancestors in defending this nation was wasted. They died to defend Britains people, history and culture.

        Our recent leaders from 1950 onwards have sucessively given EVERYTHING away.

        Now we working Britons pay taxes for services that we are not “entitled” to whilst immigrant parasites have EVERYTHING given to them for nothing in return. And Members of our Armed Forces continue to sacrifice their lives or be horrifically injured – just to protect the financial interests of a privilaged few who still care nothing for the working British men and women.

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    • wheatietoo says:

      Yikes!
      We don’t need these guys here!

      Thanks for the heads up, Nim.
      This is yet another outrage.

      Liked by 4 people

      • nimrodman says:

        Yeah, hopefully our “extreme vetting” will weed out any bad hombres like these guys … even the puny ones with bad intent.

        I’d polygraph each and every “refugee / asylum seeker” – because taqiyya.
        There’s really no other way to “vet”.

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  16. Kjf says:

    A bad deal is a bad deal, I trust PDJT, but why are we taking the invading Moslem forces?

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  17. kimosaabe says:

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  18. georgiafl says:

    THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO RESPECT either Turnbull or Obama or any deal they have made with Indonesia, Russia, Iran or …Australia.

    Neither the men nor their deals are worth respecting.

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    • Sorry, georgiafl – it’s called Rule of Law. Based on precedent – honoring past decisions. It’s that or anarchy. You decide.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Obama’s agreement is not a law.

        Most of what Obama did was illegal.

        Long list of Obama’s unconstitutional actions and abuses of power: http://tinyurl.com/HistoricFirsts

        Obama was a clear and present danger – still is. Right now, he’s organizing violent protests and resistance to the current POTUS.

        Should be removed from US or HBTNUD.

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  19. Billy Dunn says:

    Once upon a time i really admired the Aussies but the refugee deal finished that.
    President Trump should bitch slap Turncow first chance he gets.
    A white Obummer in my opinion.

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  20. mrt721 says:

    ” Toward the end of the presser Pence was asked about the controversial illegal immigrant deal. Pence said POTUS Trump “out of respect, would live up to the deal“, but also added “that doesn’t mean he admires the deal”.”

    Since these ‘refugees’ are already used to island living,
    Trump should send them to Hawaii.
    Seriously.

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  21. Bendix says:

    It is my understanding that part of a the deal was a quid pro quo, we would take their murderous, savage Muslims, but in return, Australia would take an equal portion of undesirable Guatemalans and other Central Americans he lured here.
    A straight up example of human trafficking, with the only intention being to disrupt the concept of nation or culture.
    A deal always has another side to it; why are we hearing nothing of what we supposedly get in return for this “deal”?
    I would not honor such a vile agreement, something no leader had any business at all involving his country in.
    Guatemalans and Muslims are not property to be swapped like chattel. Grown men can act on their own, with autonomy. If they can’t, who needs them?

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  22. GForce says:

    So many words Mr. Turnbull…

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  23. vfm#7634 says:

    Toward the end of the presser Pence was asked about the controversial illegal immigrant deal. Pence said POTUS Trump “out of respect, would live up to the deal“, but also added “that doesn’t mean he admires the deal”.

    It’s not like we don’t have our own islands out in the Pacific we could stash the asylum seekers. Might I suggest Derrick Watson’s Hawaii?

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  24. Kaco says:

    Aren’t these refugees the same ones where they had to remove women and children from that island for their protection because they were being abused? As far as I know, these men wouldn’t pass the smell test. I would say the leverage is on us if Pres. Trump in agreeing to take them, honorable or not. In stating he doesn’t like it doesn’t mean anything. We will be there for them regardless as they are an ally and we all know it. Why couldn’t they work out a different solution for these men? It’s a bad deal that we will have to live with, taking on more criminals. It’s been three months since he took office, the Travel Ban EO was for three months signed Jan 27. As far as I know, they have not started extreme vetting and we are taking more refugees than that, I read over 900 a week. Better not be in my town, sorry for the ones that will get them.

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  25. Joe says:

    Cool! Now DACA too.

    Soon you will know what it is like to live in a one party political system, as I do, in CA.

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    • fred5678 says:

      “Hire American” doesn’t quite jibe with DACA in my mind. Hopefully, after Trump has no more need of Dem votes, he will end the unconstitutional (Obama said so 22 times!) EO that issues work permits that allow illegal aliens to take jobs from American citizens.

      I have to believe TEMPORARY work permits are a small price to pay to leave that hornets’ nest alone until it’s time to end ALL rewards/benefits for illegal aliens — sanctuary cities, drivers licenses, in-state tuition, jobs, etc.

      Note that the 1996 federal immigration law prohibits in-state tuition for illegal aliens and sanctuary cities, but there are no teeth behind the law!!!

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  26. Pam says:

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  27. MVW says:

    Trump is used to buying terrible deals, contracts others made, and making gold out of them. I seem to be holding my nose at the decisions and actions Trump is taking these days, this Aussie ‘Rape-you-G’ reject deal is one of those. The Syrian fiasco is another. But, you can bet your last dollar Trump got the better end of this sad sack Obama ‘deal’.

    I am still holding my nose though…

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    • Kaco says:

      I’d like to know how to make a silk pure out of this sow’s ear, I cannot see any upside to taking on these documented abusers of women and children.

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  28. fred5678 says:

    Australia’s refugees, after EXTREME vetting, should be housed adjacent to Obama/ValJar/OFA HQ.

    “You wanted them so badly, here they are!”

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  29. remuda2016 says:

    This was all about Pence, , not Turnbull…”earliest visit to Australia of any (new) administration…”.

    We have greatness aboard “The Great White Fleet” once again. “White”? Battleships painted white (Roosevelt’s peace-time ship color, with Gilded Red, White & Blue scroll-work on the bow.110 years ago). Just another (R) sequel…eh? Kinda like Vinson scheduled to visit ‘down under’ then reversing course to a greater priority.

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