Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has graciously accept an invitation from Donald Trump to visit the White House, praising the US President as a “strong leader” who will always “follow through on what he says”.
On Saturday, he told reporters in Brisbane that his scheduled trip to the US in September would be “something very significant for Australia.”
“Australia’s relationship with the United States could not be stronger. And it could not be stronger at a more important time for Australia, where we are in our region, where things are at in the world today,” Mr Morrison continued.
When asked what he admired about Trump, Mr Morrison replied he was a “strong leader, who says what he’s going to do and then goes and does it”.
“I can always rely on President Trump to follow through on what he says. In the time I’ve known him, he has demonstrated a real keen interest and knowledge of Australia.”
This is the first such invitation to an Australian PM to visit DC for a state dinner since George Bush hosted John Howard back in 2006.