We were having dinner at Kirribilli House — me, Mrs Slurry, Chris Mitchell from The Australian, Cate Blanchett and Big Kevy, when the phone rang.
The PM’s tax payer funded butler said it was the President calling. Kevin left the room, but perversely he took the call on speaker phone and we could all hear the conversation.
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