Other leaked transcripts reveal that Donald Trump BEGGED the President of Mexico to stop telling people that America was paying for the wall
And in another phone call Donald Trump begged Mexico’s President to stop saying that he’d force America to pay for a controversial border wall.
Angela Merkel reportedly told Donald Trump she regrets allowing migrants into Germany
The staggering details emerged yesterday in leaked transcripts of explosive calls made by the US President in January – after his first week in the job.
And Aussie Premier Malcolm Turnbull agreed the decision by the German Chancellor was “one of the big factors in the Brexit vote”.
And he said leaders risked “destroying” their nation by letting in too many migrants – pointing to “what has happened in Germany”.
At the time, Angela Merkel’s spokesman said the German Chancellor had warned the US President about the effect of his incendiary proposals to ban visitors from seven largely Muslim countries.
The Washington Post first released snippets of Donald Trump’s exchange with the Aussie premier in January – but full transcripts were released today.
In May President Trump said reports of a bust-up with Mr Turnbull had a whiff of “fake news” about them.
In a bitter exchange with Mr Turnbull, the US President said a deal signed by Barack Obama to allow 1,250 refugees into the US from Australia was “going to kill me” and make him look “like a dope”.
After the call, Mr Turnbull told media that Mr Trump had agreed to honour the deal
But yesterday’s transcripts revealed how the President’s anger had erupted at being told of the refugee deal signed by the Obama administration with Australia.
At one pointed Mr Trump told the Aussie Premier: “I have had it.
“I have been making calls all day and this is the most unpleasant call all day.
“Putin was a pleasant call. This is ridiculous.”
Trump told Turnbull he had spoken to four world leaders and that it was the ‘worst call by far’
He added being forced to take in more migrants would damage his public image. “Here I am calling for a ban where I am not letting anybody in and we take 2,000 people.
“This is going to kill me. I am the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country. And now I am agreeing to take 2,000 people.”
Trump to Turnbull: “I spoke to Merkel today, and believe me, she wishes she did not do it. Germany is a mess because of what happened.”
Turnbull to Trump: “I agree with you, letting one million Syrians walk into their country. It was one of the big factors in the Brexit vote, frankly.”
Trump to Turnbull: “This is going to kill me. I am the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country. It makes me look so bad and I have only been here a week.”
In another transcript of a January phone call with Enrique Pena Nieto revealed astonishing exchange between the two leaders at the end of Mr Trump’s first week in the job.
The US President urged Mr Nieto to stop saying America would have to stump up for the border wall that was central to the Trump Election campaign.
Trump spoke to other world leaders such as Francois Hollande from France and Vladimir Putin from Russia
He said: “You cannot say that to the press.
“The press is going to go with that and I cannot live with that. You cannot say that to the press because I cannot negotiate under those circumstances.”
He added: “Believe it or not, this is the least important thing that we are talking about, but politically this might be the most important.”
In a phone call, Trump reportedly told President Nieto of Mexico to stop saying that America will pay for the all because it was bad press
In an exchange Mr Trump added he knew how a wall could be built “very inexpensively” – adding: “It will look nice.”
But he urged Mr Nieto to tackle the drug gangs in his country – signalling America was willing to send in “big league” help.
Michael Anton, a spokesman for the US National Security Council, said he “can’t confirm or deny the authenticity of allegedly leaked classified documents”.
Trump to Nieto: “You cannot say anymore that the United States is going to pay for the wall. I am just going to say that we are working it out.”
Trump to Nieto: “You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with, and we are willing to help you with that big-league.”
Trump to Nieto: “Your words are so beautiful. Those are beautiful words and I do not think I can speak that beautifully, okay?”
The calls were only two of a number held by the US President over two days.
In one weekend he spoke to Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel and then French President Francois Hollande as well as Japanese premier Shinzo Abe and Mr Turnbull.
Mr Trump had previously said Germany made a “catastrophic mistake” in allowing more than a million refugees into the country.
LEAKING a transcript of a presidential call to a foreign leader is unprecedented, shocking and dangerous.
It is vital that a President can speak confidentially — and that foreign leaders understand they can reply in confidence.
No leader will again speak candidly on the phone to Washington, at least for the duration of the presidency.