A transcript from a phone conversation between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and President Trump was made public Thursday, and while the combative chat is illuminating for several reasons, the Internet has latched onto one phrase in particular.
The two leaders discussed the deal made under the Obama administration for the U.S. to accept refugees from offshore detention centers near Australia, a deal which Trump made clear he is no large fan of.
“I guarantee you they are bad,” he said of the refugees, “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.”
That’s Local Milk People™. What do the local milk people do? How does one work for them? Does it involve milking cows, or perhaps hand-delivering glass bottles of milk to peoples’ doorsteps in bottles? Does Trump himself have a local milk person who brings him his milk? What kind of milk do we think he would ask for? Why is that Anchorman quote all I can think about right now?
Twitter has questions.
What if the Local Milk People form an alliance with the Local Cookie People???
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) August 3, 2017
I want to live like local milk people. I want to do whatever local milk people do.
— Zoe Camp (@jzcamp) August 3, 2017
"milk people" is a stunningly accurate description of Trump's base tho
— Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) August 3, 2017
I was asleep for a few hours, is "local milk people" Trump's new way of referring to women
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) August 3, 2017
If Trump was looking to avoid mockery online…