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The world laughed when Biden dissed Australia’s PM as ‘that fella from Down Under,’ but to Aussies like me it’s no joke

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Watching US President Joe Biden’s joint press conference to announce the signing of an historic pact alongside flat-screen versions of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Australian PM Scott Morrison, the sense of being part of something big and important that most of us Aussies felt soon disappeared when Sleepy Joe couldn’t even remember the name of “that fella Down Under.”

Either Joe can’t remember his name, or he just has zero time for him. Whichever it is, he’s forgiven. #ThatFellaDownUnder#palpic.twitter.com/IoMJDLqEvc

So strong was the impression made on the US commander-in-chief by Morrison that, just minutes after high-level, world-leader-to-world-leader global security discussions that will impact on the international geopolitical situation for years to come, Biden said to his Aussie counterpart, “Thank you very much, pal. Appreciate it, Mr Prime Minister.”

He was like one of those old guys at a golf club who pays a reluctant caddy to follow him and his buddies around, to congratulate him after each shot and to assure him he’s still got it, before........

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