Former prime minister Kevin Rudd leaves Waleed Aly and The Project co-hosts in stitches with a VERY honest assessment of Donald Trump and his trade war with China
- Former PM Kevin Rudd mocked Donald Trump over negotiations with China
- Mr Rudd said he doubted Trump’s ability to ‘close the deal’ on proposed ideas
- Waleed Aly noted Trump wrote a book on deals which Mr Rudd said was ‘bulls***’
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has mocked U.S. president Donald Trump in a candid interview on The Project.
In a segment discussing political concerns over China-US relations, the former Labor leader was asked his opinion on Trump’s rhetoric and the trade war.
Guest host Magda Szubanski asked Mr Rudd if recent provocative tweets sent by President Trump focusing on China would have any adverse impact on Australia.
In a segment discussing political concerns over Chinese, U.S. and Australian relations Kevin Rudd was asked his opinion on Trump’s (left) recent tweets aimed at China – pictured right is Chinese President Xi Jinping
‘There’s a real danger we become roadkill or collateral damage in this,’ Mr Rudd said.
‘It’s not just the trade war which is impacting badly on the global economy.’
The former prime minister then went on to say discuss the President’s personal impact on the international tensions.
‘Trump has a number of highly legitimate complains against Chinese trade practices but I question his ability to seal the deal, to close the deal,’ he said smiling.
Kevin Rudd mocked Donald Trump over negotiations with China and said he ‘questioned his ability to close the deal’
Host Waleed Aly was quick to retort in a satirical tone.
‘But he wrote a book on the art of the deal how can you doubt him?’
‘And it’s bulls***,’ Mr Rudd replied.
The comment brought widespread laughter from the audience, and The Project panel.
Waleed Aly noted that Trump wrote a book on closing deals which Mr Rudd said was ‘bulls***’
Realising he swore on national television the former PM covered his mouth.
‘Sorry, it’s not… some other (word),’ he said.
‘It’s OK we know you swear,’ Carrie Bickmore said, with Peter Helliar adding ‘We’ve seen all the tapes.’
The comment was in reference to a pre-recorded leaked video in 2012 showing Mr Rudd becoming frustrated while recording a message in Chinese.