[Ed. – Mindless piety about the Russiagate narrative really has turned most of the Left, and even some of the Right, into bots. They literally can’t see anything except in terms of their litmus-test narrative. Turnbull seems to be one who CAN see.]
Mr. Turnbull was speaking on the Miranda Devine Live program on the Sydney Daily Telegraph website after being asked if President Trump was a “traitor” for holding a joint press conference with Mr. Putin in Helsinki. Mr. Turnbull said:
Of course not. Donald Trump is a patriot.
He’s an American patriot and his job is representing his country and he’s doing that to the best of his ability just like I represent my country Australia to the best of my ability.
I think he’s doing exactly what he said he’s seeking to do, he believes it’s better to talk to people and to engage with them and again this obviously has been highly controversial in America and I don’t run a commentary on Australian politics let alone American Politics.
This is the second time this year Mr. Turnbull has backed Mr. Trump on the world stage.