Trump administration sends mixed messages on resettlement of refugees with Australia. Can Trump be trusted?
A day before the conversation with Turnbull, Trump had signed an executive order suspending the admission of refugees.
There have been mixed messages from Washington all week on the state of the agreement with Australia.
White House spokesman Sean Spicer confirmed on Wednesday that Trump had agreed to honor the deal.
But a White House statement sent to Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Thursday said:
“The president is still considering whether or not he will move forward with this deal at this time.”