Leaked transcript shows US president called himself ‘the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country’ on call with Malcolm Turnbull

Donald Trump told the Australian prime minister, Malcolm Turnbull, that a deal to admit to the US refugees currently held on Manus island and Nauru was “stupid” and would “kill” him politically, given his status as “the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country”.

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