Australia’s Home Secretary has blasted Donald Trump Jr after citing visa issues for his decision to postpone his speaking tour of Australia.
In an extraordinary spray, Clare O’Neil described Trump Jr as “a bit of a sore loser” and a “big baby.”
She accused him of ‘trying to blame the Australian government for his poor ticket sales and canceled tour’ – before deleting the tweet altogether.
Trump Jr. was due to show up in Sydney on July 9 for a tour that promised to discuss “the disease of woke identity politics and cancel culture.”
South Australian Liberal Senator Alex Antic was due to join him on tour, along with Nigel Farage, a British politician and Brexit campaigner.
But ticket holders received an email on Wednesday afternoon saying ‘unforeseen circumstances’ had led to the decision.
A spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that the tour had been postponed “due to the delay in the arrival of a visa to enter Australia”.
Australia’s Home Secretary has hit out at Donald Trump Jr after citing visa issues for his decision to postpone his speaking tour of Australia
In an extraordinary spray, Clare O’Neil described Trump Jr as ‘a bit of a sore loser’ and a ‘big baby’
Trump Jr. was due to travel to Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne in July to discuss ‘the disease of woke identity politics and cancel culture’
“The visa, which has now been issued, was not received until late afternoon on Wednesday July 5; just 24 hours before Donald Trump Jr. is about to board a flight to Sydney.
But Ms O’Neil hit back at the criticism, saying he had received all necessary approvals to enter Australia.
“Donald Trump Jr received a visa to come to Australia,” she said in an extraordinary Twitter spray.
“It hasn’t been cancelled. It’s just a big baby, not very popular.
Ms O’Neil said Trump Jr was a ‘bad loser’ whose ‘father lost an election fair – but he says she was robbed’.
Ms O’Neil posted the tweets at around 11.54am. But by 1:23 p.m., the messages had been deleted.
Shadow Home Secretary James Patterson said the comments could sabotage Australia-US relations if Donald Trump were to be successfully re-elected in the next US presidential election.
“Like it or not, Trump could be re-elected president in less than 18 months,” he said.
“If that happens, I hope, in the interest of the AUKUS deal, that cabinet ministers responsible for national security can restrain themselves from juvenile tweets like these.”
Mr Farage claimed he was constantly approached during his last visit to Australia in September 2022 by distressed members of the public who pleaded with him to ‘help get our country back’.
During the speaking tour, each of the men had pledged to share their perspective on the situation in Australia, the US and the UK.
They were to address the AUKUS deal, the war in Ukraine, and the sensitive relationship each nation shares with China.
Trump Jr. went backpacking in Australia in college and said he “loved” the country.
“It’s a great country full of great people, that’s why it’s so sad to see what’s going on there,” he said.
“After speaking with some of them, it’s clear that the same sickness of woke identity politics and cancel culture that has crippled the United States has clearly taken hold there.
“This is the greatest existential threat we face in the West and it is literally the decline of Western society.”
South Australian Liberal Senator Alex Antic intended to join the men on stage for all three legs of the tour
Donald Trump Jr. was due to tour Australia in July
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