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Trump Made A Baffling Comment About "Local Milk People" And People Had All The Jokes

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be local milk people."

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On Thursday, the Washington Post published the leaked transcript of a combative January phone call between President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

The majority of the conversation consisted of Turnbull trying to convince Trump to stick with an Obama-era deal in which the US agreed to welcome up to 1,250 refugees, in exchange for Australia taking Central American refugees.

Throughout the call, Trump seemed to not understand the specifics of the deal, such as the number of refugees it would require the US to accept. At one point, Trump asked, "What is the thing with boats? Why do you discriminate against boats?"

Trump also expressed worry that the refugees would bring terrorism to the US:

"I guarantee you they are bad. That is why they are in prison right now. They are not going to be wonderful people who go on to work for the local milk people," he said.

A lot of heads were left scratching by Trump's "local milk people" comment, which seemingly referred to dairy farmers.

*steps away from twitter for literally two seconds* "what the hell are local milk people"

There were a whole bunch of theories about what the phrase meant.

I was asleep for a few hours, is "local milk people" Trump's new way of referring to women

maybe "local milk people" is what Trump calls cows

local milk people is my favorite jack white side project

"milk people" is a stunningly accurate description of Trump's base tho

Some told stories of real life "local milk people."

My grandmother actually was an immigrant who worked for the local milk people. My dad still has her award from the… https://t.co/dp0ycMHfMm

my grandfather was actually a milk man in new jersey in the 50's. taking milk to peoples doors. local milk people.

And, of course, people had all the jokes.

Local Milk People Want To Connect With You Kraft Singles in Your Area

🎵 People are strange When they’re milk people Local milk people They produce milk

Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be local milk people https://t.co/b9OZlBLl2S

Julia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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