Malcom, why is this so important? I do not understand. This is going to kill me. I am the world’s greatest person that does not want to let people into the country. And now I am agreeing to take 2,000 people and I agree I can vet them, but that puts me in a bad position. It makes me look so bad and I have only been here a week.
– President Donald J. Trump, January, 2017, to Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, after Turnbull explained to him multiple times that he’s not agreeing to take 2,000 Syrian refugees, but to vet them and admit or deny them on a case-by-case basis