Trump's calls to Mexico, Australia leaders leaked

Transcripts of two of Donald Trump's most controversial interactions with foreign leaders - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Mexican President Pena Nieto - have been leaked.

It only took a week after his inauguration as US President for Mr Trump to admit to Mexico he would probably not be making them pay for his border wall, it has been revealed.

A transcript of his conversation on January 27 has been released by The Washington Post, in which Mr Trump tells Pena Nieto the wall is "the least important thing we are talking about".

He asked Mr Nieto to stop publicly saying Mexico wouldn't pay for the wall - instead suggesting they fudge the details when talking to the media so neither would lose face.

"We should both say, 'We will work it out.' It will work out in the formula somehow," Mr Trump said, "as opposed to you saying, 'We will not pay,' and me saying, 'We will not pay.'"

He told Mr Nieto neither of them could tell the media about this part of their discussion, because it would make him look like a "dope".

"The press is going to go with that, and I cannot live with that."

'This is ridiculous'

A transcript of Mr Trump's acrimonious call with Australian Prime Minister on the same day has also been released.

After the two leaders argued about the US taking in some refugees that try to reach Australia, Mr Trump told Mr Turnbull: "I think it is a horrible deal, a disgusting deal that I would have never made. As far as I am concerned, that is enough Malcolm. I have had it…. I have been making these calls all day, and this is the most unpleasant call all day… Putin was a pleasant call - this is ridiculous."

Mr Trump did have praise for Australia's tough treatment of refugees arriving by boat, calling it a "good idea" and telling Mr Turnbull "you are worse than I am" - meant as a compliment.

"I hate taking these people," Mr Trump said, referring to refugees. "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."

The White House refused to comment on the content of the calls, which have not officially been declassified.

The Washington Post noted a number of inaccuracies in Mr Trump's claims made during the two calls.

US Correspondent Lachlan Cartright spoke to Duncan Garner.

Watch the video for the full interview.