Analysis: White House leak reveals more about refugee swap deal than Australia’s leader has ever shared with his people

In a hostile phone call with Donald Trump, Malcolm Turnbull has revealed more about the controversial US refugee swap deal than he ever shared with the Australian people.

A leaked transcript of the January phone call, which neither man thought would become public, confirms reports that the US president and the Australian prime minister clashed over the controversial deal, brokered by Trump’s predecessor, Barack Obama, and that Turnbull sought to cajole Trump into accepting it.

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