U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump hosted a state dinner for Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his wife, Jenny Morrison, at the White House, Friday, September 20.
Trump got off to a smooth start with the Australian leader in May, congratulating him on his surprise election victory in a tweet, noting there were “no greater friends” than the United States and Australia.
The two also met on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in June, cementing warm ties that Trump did not enjoy with Morrison’s predecessor, Malcolm Turnbull. Trump berated Turnbull in February 2017 over a bilateral refugee agreement, before abruptly ending their telephone conversation. (Reuters)