On February 13th, President Donald Trump held a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House.

Trump believes that

“in these dangerous times; it is more important than ever that we continue to strengthen our vital alliance.” And that, “the United States is deeply grateful to Canada’s contribution to the counter-ISIS effort.”


While Trump talked of “reciprocal trade” and “shared growth” he also emphasized joining forces in international commerce and working together to keep everyone safe and defeat ISIS.


Trudeau Speech at White House Brings Mixed Reviews


Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau opened with a line that most Americans and Canadians can relate to

“…any day I get to visit our southern neighbours is a good day in my books, particularly when it’s so nice and warm compared to what it is back home.”


Trudeau made a strong statement that

“Make no mistake, at the end of the day, Canada and the U.S. will always remain each other’s most essential partner. And today’s conversations have served to reinforce how important that is for both Canadians and Americans.”


Both Trump and Trudeau focused on the common history Canada and the U.S. share, along with trade, jobs and cross-border commerce.