Australian prime minister says Trump treated him like family

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Posted: May 05, 2017 6:31 PM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister has described his first meeting with President Donald Trump as "more family than formal," as the Australian ended a brief visit to New York planned to set the tone of bilateral relations with the Republican administration.

Trump said on Thursday that his first telephone conversation with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Jan. 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. But Trump denied media reports that the tone was any harsher than that.

Turnbull said on Friday he enjoyed the opportunity to get to know the president face-to-face.