Malcolm Turnbull says Donald Trump like 'family' after pair's first meeting

Donald Trump

Donald Trump

Trump said on Thursday that his first telephone conversation with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on January 28 "got a little bit testy" when the president reluctantly agreed to honor President Barack Obama's promise to take up to 1,250 mainly Muslim refugees off Australia's hands.

"We will take this pathetic healthcare bill, throw it in the garbage can and do something that will work for ordinary Americans instead", Sanders said in a second Saturday tweet.

Trump met with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday, when he remarked that Australia's healthcare system may be better than that of the U.S. Australia's healthcare system consists of both a private market and a public, universal option.

Trump said the American Health Care Act passed by the House on Thursday "is a very good bill right now".

'We have a failing healthcare, ' Mr Trump said.

"The two presidents are obviously very different men", Turnbull told reporters on Friday just before flying back to Australia.

Eyeing a victory, a jubilant Trump tweeted during the vote that, if successful, Republicans would gather for "big press conference at the lovely Rose Garden of the White House" immediately afterwards.

Trump said he had a "productive discussion" with Turnbull on a wide range of issues in NY after he returned to the city for the first time since taking office.

CNN's panel seemed to assume Trump was just being chummy and flattering with Turnbull without concern for the substance of what he was saying.

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Mr Turnbull said Mr Trump was different to former president Barack Obama.

Australia has better health care.

"Well, Mr. President, you're right, in Australia and every other major country on Earth they guarantee health care to all people".

"Of course the Australians have better healthcare than we do - everybody does", Trump tweeted on a rainy afternoon in New Jersey, where he is staying at his mansion there.

Mr Turnbull would only offer limited details about his bilateral meeting with Mr Trump, but said they did talk about immigration.

But the bill's approval in the House on Thursday sent the legislation to the Senate, where it has little support.

Australia has a government-funded system that provides free or subsidised care for all citizens and permanent residents, which is partially funded by income taxes.

Australia's healthcare system has been put at the heart of a tense U.S. debate, the same day it moved further away from universal coverage.

"They said we had a rough phone call, we really didn't have a rough call, did we?"

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