US President Donald Trump has likened Scott Morrison’s shock election win to his own presidential victory and the United Kingdom’s Brexit vote.
- Donald Trump says Scott Morrison’s victory was similar to his own presidential win in 2016
- Mr Trump publicly praises Mr Morrison in Twitter, congratulating him on a “GREAT WIN!”
- The two leaders speak at length about security challenges around the world
The ABC can reveal that when Mr Trump spoke with the newly elected Prime Minister on Sunday, he observed how people “seem surprised” by the result.
Mr Trump said it was similar to the way people had been surprised by his victory in the 2016 presidential race against Hillary Clinton, and the Brexit vote earlier that year.
The President congratulated Mr Morrison on the May 18 result, and publicly praised the re-elected leader on Twitter.
“Congratulations to Scott on a GREAT WIN!”, Mr Trump wrote.