It comes from center-right Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at an event that was supposed to be off the record. I’ll let the Guardian handle the rest of the set-up:
In his speech to the Canberra press gallery’s Midwinter Ball, the Australian equivalent of the White House correspondents’ dinner, Turnbull says: “The Donald and I, we are winning and winning in the polls. We are winning so much, we are winning, we are winning like we have never won before. We are winning in the polls. We are, we are. Not the fake polls. Not the fake polls. They’re the ones we’re not winning in.
“We’re winning in the real polls.
“You know, the online polls. They are so easy to win. I know that. Did you know that? I kind of know that. They are so easy to win. I have this Russian guy.
“Believe me it’s true, it’s true.”
That was tremendous, Malcolm. The US embassy in Canberra reacted correctly to this bit of minor satire by pooh-poohing it, but the Insult Comedian has yet to be heard from. He may compare Turnbull to Alec Baldwin and call him a LOSER. Trump loves fighting with our allies, after all.
This minor kerfuffle has given me a swell benign earworm. I’ll give Colin Hay and Men At Work the last word. It’s a tremendous tune. Believe me.
I hope Trump doesn’t try to force feed Turnbull a vegemite sammich when next they meet. Stay tuned.