Trump gift leaves Australian PM Turnbull bemused

Source: BBC News

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looks at a Donald Trump branded tie given to him by Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria (left) and Coptic Orthodox Bishop Daniel during his visit to the St Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Sydney, Australia, 25 June 2017Image copyrightREUTERS
Image captionRepaired ties: Mr Turnbull and Mr Trump have reportedly put the past behind them

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has been left somewhat bemused after receiving a pink tie emblazoned with the words “Donald Trump”.

The official Trump-branded item was presented to Mr Turnbull during a visit to a Coptic Orthodox church in Sydney.

His relationship with Mr Trump became a talking point after the US president was reported to have abruptly ended a phone call between the two in January.

Mr Turnbull later disputed this and the pair are said to have repaired ties.

The Australian prime minister appeared to see the funny side after he was handed the silk necktie by Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria and Coptic Orthodox Bishop Daniel on Sunday.

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