The pair were originally meant to meet in midtown Manhattan, but the introduction was delayed after Trump chose to remain in Washington to celebrate Republicans' House vote on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare.
During a short press conference, Trump said: "It's going to be fantastic health care".
"But when everything comes together with the inclusion of Phase 2, we will have truly great healthcare!", Trump added in the tweet sent from his home on his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Countries with "better health care" would also seem to necessarily entail nations with the kind of single-payer system conservatives abhor - like Canada.
The President said on Twitter after the phone conversation that the deal was "dumb" and that he would study it, raising concerns that the USA might back out.
Eyeing a victory, a jubilant Trump tweeted during the vote that, if successful, Republicans would gather for "big press conference at the attractive Rose Garden of the White House" immediately afterwards.
Prime Minister Turnbull, who spoke about his meeting with President Trump on Friday, indicated that there was a major turn in the relationship between the two men.
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The official has no confirmed or disclosed just how soon arms would start being delievered to Kurdish fighters. Trump is expected to officially inform Erdogan of his decision Tuesday, when he visits the White House.
Trump said to Turnbull: "We have a failing healthcare". "You've flown over halfway across the world, he's stuck in some waiting room in NY and he's been snubbed by the president of the U.S. So maybe when we get to the Senate we should start off with looking at the Australian health care system".
When asked about how Mr Trump compared to his predecessor Barack Obama, Mr Turnbull suggested the alliance between Australia and the United States transcended personalities.
"You guys exaggerated that call", the business mogul said of the media during a meeting with Turnbull, 62, aboard the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.
Most U.S. conservatives oppose universal, government-funded health care. "President Trump praised the Australian health care system. and the president is right", the video states. The plan's $880 billion cut to the public Medicaid program to insure low-income Americans will leave 14 million additional people without insurance by 2018, according to Congressional Budget Office projections.
While it's a bit weird to see Trump and Sanders actually agree on something, it's likely to be short-lived.
"Thank you Mr Trump for admitting that universal health care is the better way to go". House Republicans cheered yesterday as they secured the 217-213 victory.