All the media reports said it was a terse, rude conversation. Donald Trump at 6 am this morning, says all news is fake and it was a civil conversation. I could not find any statement from the Prime Minister to refute or validate the tweet since he insists on remaining diplomatic in his statement. This is what Turnbull said according to Aljazeera:
Australian government sources told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation the report was "substantially accurate".
Turnbull said he was disappointed details of the "very frank and forthright" exchange had been leaked.
"As far as the call is concerned I'm very disappointed that there has been a leak of purported details of the call in Washington," he told Sydney radio station 2GB.
"But I want to make one observation about it - the report that the president hung up is not correct. The call ended courteously."Gas lighting at it's best. If all news is fake, then you have to trust that Donald Trump is telling the truth. "Very nice" indeed! We have a file on gas lighting.