Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looks at his phone during House of Representatives Question Time in Parliament House, Canberra, Australia, November 9, 2016. AAP/Lukas Coch/via REUTERS/File Photo
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Australia's prime minister insisted Thursday that a deal struck with the Obama administration that would allow mostly Muslim refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the United States was still on, despite President Donald Trump dubbing the agreement "dumb" and vowing to review it.The newspaper reported that during the call, an angry Trump dubbed the agreement "the worst deal ever" and accused Turnbull of seeking to export the "next Boston bombers" -- a reference to Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, U.S. citizens born in Kyrgyzstan, who set off two bombs at the 2013 Boston marathon.Turnbull declined to comment on the report, which also said Trump abruptly ended the expected hour-long conversation after 25 minutes as the Australian attempted to steer the conversation to other topics.Shortly after Turnbull made those comments to reporters, Trump took to Twitter to slam the deal.White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed Wednesday that Trump had agreed to honor the deal.Some observers suspect Turnbull has held his tongue because he is grateful to Trump for agreeing to honor the refugee deal.
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