Donald Trump called one of richest men in Australia as ‘red haired weirdo’ hours after a shocking new reports from Down Under saw new allegations about the ex-president’s willingness to discuss sensitive national security matters with a relative stranger.
According to a joint investigation from 60 Minutes Australia, The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Trump told Anthony Pratt about calls with foreign leaders, including one with the president of Iraq shortly after US forces bombed Iranian-backed terrorists in the country before news of the mission reached the news.
‘He said. “I just bombed Iraq today. And the president of Iraq called me up and said, “You jus leveled my city.” And I said to him, ‘Okay, what are you going to do about it?”‘ Pratt can be heard telling someone in the new recording.
Pratt, a billionaire who made his money through packaging, also said that Trump spoke openly about the infamous 2019 conversation he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, which led to Trump’s first impeachment trial.
Earlier this month, it emerged that Trump had told Pratt about the sophistication of American nuclear submarines in the hopes of selling the vessels to the Australian government. Pratt went on to repeat this information to around 45 people.
In response to the latest reports, Trump took to his social network platform TruthSocial.
Donald Trump is accused in shocking new reports of speaking about national security issues with an Australian billionaire who is a member of Mar-a-Lago
In response to the reports, Trump called Anthony Pratt, one of Australia’s wealthiest people, a ‘red haired weirdo’
‘The Failing New York Times story, leaked by Deranged Jack Smith and the Biden “Political Opponent Abuser” DOJ, about a red haired weirdo from Australia, named Anthony Pratt, is Fake News,’ Trump wrote.
‘I never spoke to him about Submarines, but I did speak to him about creating jobs in Ohio and Pennsylvania, because that’s what I’m all about – JOBS, A GREAT ECONOMY, LOW TAXES, NO INFLATION, ENERGY DOMINANCE, STRONG BORDERS, NO ENDLESS WARS, LOW INTEREST RATES, and much more!’
‘Maggie Hagerman and the Misfits never called me for a comment. Why would they, they just write anything they want. Whether it’s correct or not is of ZERO importance to them. “All the News That’s Unfit To Print.” That’s why we call it the Fake News!,’ he added.
Speaking about the Zelensky call, Pratt said: ‘Trump said, “You know that Ukrainian phone call? That was nothing compared to what I usually do.” He said, “That Ukraine phone call, that’s nothing compared to what we usually talk about.'”
Pratt has already been interviewed by federal prosecutors in relation to his claims about Trump’s openness.
In a statement to The New York Times, Trump said of Pratt: ‘I don’t know him well but he seemed like a nice person.’
While in a statement from his campaign, a spokesperson said that the recordings ‘lack proper context and relevant information.’
Pratt was complimentary of Trump’s style in other recordings calling him a ‘mafioso’ with ‘incredible balls’ adding that the former Apprentice host knows ‘exactly what to say and what not to say so that he avoids jail.’
‘It’s not all just sort of like seat-of-the-pants s***, I think him and Rudy [Giuliani] are… plotting all this out.
‘He just says whatever the f*** he wants. And he loves to shock people,’ Pratt added.
In another bizarre exchange, Pratt said that he heard Trump ask Melania Trump to walk around in a bikini ‘so all the other guys could get a look at what they were missing.
She replied: ‘I’ll do that when you walk around with me in your bikini.’
Pratt also said that he attempted to pay Rudy Giuliani $1 million in order for the former New York City mayor to appear at his birthday party in Australia.
Giuliani was unable to travel because of the Covid-19 pandemic but now he ‘rings’ Pratt every week.
It was previously reported that Trump told Pratt about how many warheads US submarines could carry and how close they can get undetected to Russian vessels. Three of those who had this information relayed to them were former Australian prime ministers.
Pratt got his start in the United States in 1991 managing a money-losing paper mill in Macon, Georgia. But Pratt Industries has grown to 71 sites in 25 states, and now says it’s the fifth-largest U.S. maker of corrugated packaging.
Pratt Industries says it’s the largest Australian-owned employer of Americans, and says it’s investing $5 billion in U.S. facilities over 10 years. The company is finishing a new $400 million paper mill in Henderson, Kentucky, its sixth in the United States.
Pratt has emphasized making boxes using less material, making boxes specialized for customer needs and making small batches of custom-printed boxes.
The company could qualify for $2.5 million in state income tax credits, at $4,000 per job over five years, as long as workers make at least $31,300 a year. The company could qualify for other incentives, including property tax breaks from Warner Robins and Peach County.