Joe Hockey tells Trump critics to turn down the dial

Australia’s Ambassador to the US,  Joe Hockey, is calling for a halt to the constant criticism of Donald Trump.

In a speech to the Sydney Institute last night Mr Hockey said the new administration is only 69 days into its four-year term.

“If this was a five-day international Test cricket match, we would still be in the first session on the first day,” he said.


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“In my view we need to avoid the temptation to become constant critics of the new US administration because it is not a carbon copy of the previous administrations.”

The former federal treasurer said despite what some people would prefer, domestic politics drives foreign policy, not the other way around.

“Rest assured, the days of business as usual have come to an end,” he said.

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