The White House can't even get Aussie Prime Minister's name right

The White House has injected a fresh nugget of gold into the Trump-Turnbull phone call feud.

The administration's press secretary Sean Spicer repeatedly mispronounced the name of Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull while addressing the media overnight.

Speaking at a White House briefing about the contested refugee deal, Mr Spicer made numerous references to a mysterious "Mr Trumble" as he confirmed it would be going ahead.

"The President had a very cordial conversation with Prime Minister 'Trumble'," said Mr Spicer. "They went through an extensive discussion of this deal.

"The President is unbelievably disappointed in the previous administration's deal that was made, and how poorly it was crafted, and the threat to national security it put the United States on."

He said Trump had "immense respect" for the Prime Minister and the Australian people, but emphasised there would be an "extreme vetting process" in the refugee deal.

"While he has respect for the Australian people, and respect for Prime Minister 'Trumble' ... the deal that was cut by the last administration is something he is extremely upset with."

"Prime Minister Trumble" is now trending on Twitter, after social media users immediately picked up on the perceived error.

Someone even made a whole new Twitter page for the new leader, with the name "Milhouse Trumble".

The bio reads: "29th King of Australia, Yuge friend of Donald Trump, the best."

Oh internet. Never change.


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