Feb 2, 2017 - Politics & Policy

While you were sleeping, Trump was tweeting

Carolyn Kaster / AP

Last night the president tweeted a pair of things:

  1. "Iran is rapidly taking over more and more of Iraq even after the U.S. has squandered three trillion dollars there. Obvious long ago!"
  2. "Do you believe it? The Obama Administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from Australia. Why? I will study this dumb deal!"

The Iran tweet: This one's tougher to nail down, although the White House told Iran yesterday that it was officially "on notice" after ballistic missile tests.

The Australia tweet: This basically confirms a wild story WaPo published story last night saying that Trump hung up on Australian PM Malcom Turnbull after telling him it was the "worst call by far" of his conversations with foreign leaders. The Obama administration previously made a deal to take 1,250 refugees held by Australia. Trump doesn't seem like he's a fan.

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