>> Are you a world leader trying to contact US President-elect Donald Trump? Get in line unless you know the right people. Reports say Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull jumped the queue, becoming second world leader to contact Trump, after asking champion golfer Greg Norman for Trump's phone number. Norman happens to be regular Trump's golfing buddy.
Turnbull seemed happy with the chat.>> I've had, earlier this morning, a very warm and constructive and practical discussion with President-elect Trump. We canvassed a number of issues, most importantly, we absolutely agreed on the vital importance of our strong alliance.>> Turnbull says he and Trump discussed Islamic state but also security in Asia and trade.
Two issues Trump has said he'll take a very different approach to than President Barack Obama. Trump took to Twitter Wednesday to single out the New York Times for reports that world leaders were having trouble reaching him. Name checking Australia on a list of countries whose leaders he's spoken to and calling the Times a quote failing newspaper.