Labor leader Bill Shorten has recorded a video message for asylum seekers detained on Manus Island in which he urged them to join the fight against American President Donald Trump’s immigration ban.
Speaking to The (un)Australian Bill Shorten explained his call to arms, saying: “In these difficult times we all need to band together so that good will prevail over evil. That is why I’m calling on all the asylum seekers on Manus Island to join the fight be it through, letter writing or hunger strikes as every voice matters.”
When asked whether asylum seekers on Manus Island could expect to one day settle in Australia Mr Shorten answered: “Well look that’s an area we need to look at. We are strong on border protection but at the same time not as evil as Trump, I heard that he likes to kick puppies, did you hear that?”
When reached for comment on Mr Shorten’s call to arms American President Trump replied: “Bill Who?”