The Hundred Per Cent Ally

Last week, Australia's Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, came to New York, with five Royal Australian Navy veterans from HMAS Australia and HMAS Hobart, to join President Trump in marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea. That was a very early example of the post-imperial Aussie-American relationship that was to develop after the Second World War.

With that in mind, we thought viewers might be interested in this episode of The Mark Steyn Show from a few weeks ago in which Mark talks to the second longest-serving of all Australian prime ministers (after Sir Robert Menzies); The Hon John Howard, OM, AC.

Steyn and Howard discuss America's new president, whom many politicians Down Under did not regard with enthusiasm and took some time to warm up to. As the Prime Minister declared after 9/11, "This is no time to be an 80 per cent ally" - and he wasn't. We think you'll find what he has to say of interest. Click below to watch:

~Mark will be back on air this weekend for an audio adventure we hope you'll enjoy. If you find Steyn less stressful on radio than on TV, please note that Founding Members of The Mark Steyn Club can now enjoy The Mark Steyn Show in audio form, simply by logging in. To listen to the above show, simply click here.

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