US President Donald Trump has sent his condolences to deposed Prime Minister Malcolm Trumble and phoned to congratulate new Prime Minister Scott Morrible.
Mr Trump said that while he’d had difficulties with Mr Trumble in the past, he respected the New Zealand leader. “He lives such a long way away. That must be tough,” Mr Trump said.
Trump phoned new leader Scott Morrible last night, Australian time, to congratulate him on winning the recent federal election. “I asked him how many people came to his inauguration. People have told me it was much smaller than mine”.
Mr Trump said he hoped to visit Mr Morrible when he next comes to Europe.
By Terry Beuler