WASHINGTON — Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Donald Trump will speak at a joint news conference Friday, part of Turnbull’s visit to the White House.
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Donald Trump are scheduled to speak at 2 p.m. ET. Watch live in the player above.
Trump and first lady Melania Trump greeted Turnbull Friday at the south entrance of the White House.
The leaders shook hands before going inside for meetings, a working lunch and a joint news conference.
Relations between Trump and Turnbull got off to a tumultuous start shortly after Trump took office. They sparred during a contentious telephone call over a plan for the U.S. to accept refugees that had been agreed to by former President Barack Obama.
Joe Hockey is Australia’s ambassador to the U.S. Hockey says the two men “understand each other” now and enjoy each other’s company.
Hockey says the former businessmen share a “common language.”