If there is one thing Donald Trump admires, it is an in opposition to-the-odds winner.
The US president changed into effusive in his praise for Scott Morrison in their first assembly after the high minister’s marvel election victory.
While he failed to drop the “ScoMo” nickname Japanese chief Shinzo Abe used in advance in the day, Mr Trump raved approximately the “exceptional” and “superb” victory he says he noticed coming.
“They are known as a disillusioned. However, I do not name it an upset. You probably failed to. Your spouse failed to call it an disappointed,” he informed Mr Morrison at the Thursday dinner, to laughter.
Talk also turned to golf, with an Australian reporter throwing out a query to Mr Trump whether or not he would attend the President’s Cup tournament in Melbourne in December.
“It won’t be easy. However I’d like to,” the president responded.
“That’s a massive deal. That’s going to be extremely good. That’s going to be brilliant.”
That parlayed into a formal invitation from Mr Morrison for the president to make his first visit down underneath.
“I’m positive that he ought to do a patch on the commentary there as well, his encyclopedic understanding of the game is very robust,” Mr Morrison told Sky News on Friday.
But the rugby league-loving high minister conceded he might have to pass returned to school to comb up his golfing skills.
The pair sat opposite every different at a protracted desk in an Osaka lodge, flanked using their inner circle of advisors.
Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka, who works inside the White House, and her husband Jared Kushner have been present.
After the nice and cosy begin, media were ushered out and communicate became to more fabulous serious topics, with Mr Morrison urging the president to come back to a deal with China over trade and stem the damage to the global financial system.
The talks ran for longer than the scheduled hour.