Tony Abbott is ruffling feathers once again on his bizarre tour of America 597



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Tony Abbott is currently on a whirlwind tour around the United States, meeting with Barack Obama at an exclusive banquet and having private talks with the CIA spy chief. But some Australians are asking why the former PM is there at all.

Despite being dumped by his own party, Mr Abbott is continuing to make waves on the political stage, contesting his seat of Warringah and meeting with prominent international figures. Determined to keep a high profile, he has been vocal about his position and says he believes he still has a lot to offer Australian voters.

While in America, Mr Abbott reportedly discussed Islamic State and the fight against terror with the US director of National Intelligence James Clapper and said that America valued his opinion as a “senior” Australian.

“The Americans want senior Australians speaking strongly on important global issues,” he said.

“They were very appreciative of the work done under my prime ministership and the work continuing to be done under the new prime minister.”

One man who is particularly unhappy about Mr Abbott’s US talks is Opposition Leader Bill Shorten, who has questioned the motives of the former PM.

“The real problem is who’s pulling the strings in the Liberal Party? I am greatly concerned that Malcolm Turnbull may be the presentable frontman of the Liberal Party, but the people pulling the strings, their views are identical to Tony Abbott’s and that’s not good for Australia’s future.”

Mr Abbott’s reasons for his US tour are still unclear to say the least, with many people speculating he simply can’t let go of his former position of power as PM and is trying to cause trouble for new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

What do you think?

Is Tony Abbott trying to rock the boat of his own party? Should he retire from politics?

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  1. who is paying for all these trips he is doing? Better not be my tax dollars.

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    • Out tax dollars pay for more disgusting things than this. There is no time or space to detail the waste and unaccountable millions, nay billions, given to tax exempt charities, despots, foreign armies,obscure grants and unconscionable politicians.

    • same people who pay for all the pollys trips and a lot of them take avantage of these ….. here and when they go over seas .what about the one who took an helicopter to a function that cost $15.000 when she could have gone by car. who paid for that ? us the tax payers

  2. Well done Tony. Please come back and lead our country again. It has become worse since you left. My support always is with you and my devotion to the Liberal Party of Australia.

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