US President Donald Trump has yet again inspired a slew of hilarious memes and jokes on Twitter, this time over his bizarre comments about "local milk people" during a phone conversation with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
According to transcripts of Trump's January phone calls with the leaders of Mexico and Australia published by the Washington Post on Thursday (3 August), the president discussed various immigration-related issues including a refugee deal between Australia and the US that was approved by the Obama administration.
Under the agreement that was approved in November, Australia would transfer up to 1,250 refugees currently held in offshore detention centres on the Pacific Island nation of Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island to the US. Trump once referred to the agreement as a "dumb deal."
During the conversation with Turnbull, Trump kept insisting that he heard the number was much higher.
"With great respect, that is not right — It is not 2,000," Turnbull said to which Trump replied: "Well, it is close. I have also heard like 5,000 as well."
The Australian leader then explained: "The given number in the agreement is 1,250 and it is entirely a matter of your vetting."
Trump then said that he hates taking in "these people".
"I guarantee you they are bad. That is why they are in prison right now. They are not going to be wonderful people who go on to work for the local milk people," Trump said, apparently referring to dairy farmers in the US.
Naturally, Twitter leaped at the chance to mock the president's reference with a stream of dairy-inspired jokes, comments and memes.
Glenn Thrush, White House correspondent for the New York Times, tweeted: "I dream of a world in which the Local Milk People unite with the Local Cookie People."
"Local Milk People should do a show with Cream and call themselves Half and Half," one person tweeted. One Twitter user chimed: "I take my covfefe with milk, people! No sugar, people! #milkpeople".
"Local milk people, paddy wagons, — this man is truly living in the 1950's", another person said.