Trump, Rudd and the rolling US-Australia soap opera


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It was Trump’s second big spray on Australians in a matter of months after he called Pratt, one of Australia’s richest men, a “red-haired weirdo” while denying a report detailing allegations that he had shared sensitive national security information on nuclear submarines with the billionaire. But Trump, who already has plenty of form with Australia on diplomatic incidents including a phone call with Malcolm Turnbull about refugee resettlement that was famously leaked, is not the only one to make the US-Australia alliance an absorbing geopolitical drama this week. Paul Keating and Wang Yi at the Chinese Consulate in Sydney on...