Conservatives leader Cory Bernardi has asked the Senate to roll out the red carpet for US President Donald Trump if he visits Australia later this year.
Mr Trump is scheduled to attend an APEC leaders’ summit in Papua New Guinea in November, prompting speculation in Washington that he might stop over in Australia on the way.
Senator Bernardi yesterday successfully moved that the Senate ask the Government to invite the President to address a joint sitting of the Australian Parliament.
The South Australian Senator, pictured, was in the US for the 2016 presidential election.
He was so impressed by Mr Trump he took to wearing a custom-made “Make Australia Great Again” baseball cap.
Former US presidents George W Bush, George H Bush and Bill Clinton were all granted the rare privilege of addressing the federal Parliament.
Despite the fact that Mr Trump would likely be greeted by mass left-wing protests if he visited Australia, nobody in the Senate chamber spoke against Senator Bernardi’s resolution.
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