Turnbull Got First Dibs On A Chat W/ Trump Because Of Greg Norman

In case the sheer terrifying absurdity of the US election hadn’t reached fever pitch just yet, here’s something else for you to chew on: Malcolm Turnbull jumped the queue on congratulatory calls to Donald Trump because Joe Hockey managed to score the president-elect’s personal phone number off Greg Norman.

Yep, The Shark – who is a personal friend of Trump – secured Turnbull’s call, making Malcolm the second world leader to get Donald on the blower after Egyptian president Abdel-Fattah al-Sissi, who presumably got Trump’s digits from Vince McMahon of the WWE. This is pure speculation.
Norman wrote in Newsweek yesterday: “I will say that I have spoken to the Prime Minister of Australia, Malcolm Turnbull, and he is on-board with wanting to see President-elect Trump succeed”. I’m glad Trump has scored the ‘insanely wealthy Australian golfer’ vote – widely accepted as the most important electoral demographic.
Trump earlier tweeted confirmation that he had a chat with Australia as a repudiation of the New York Times claiming that he was unreachable by foreign leaders:

There ya go. Turns out Trump will be entirely accessible – but all access will be mediated by washed up sports celebrities. It’s give and take, you know.
Source: The Australian.
Photo: Getty Images / Scott Halleran.