On Monday, President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau held a joint press conference following the launch of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders.
During the news conference, Trump asserted that in “these dangerous times, it is more important than ever that we continue to strengthen our vital alliance.” He stated that the US is “deeply grateful” for Canada’s contribution to the counter-ISIS effort.
“We continue to work in common, and in common cause, against terrorism,” Trump said. “And work in cooperation toward reciprocal trade and shared growth. We understand that both of our countries are stronger when we join forces in matters of international commerce. Having more jobs in trade right here in North America is better for both the United States and is also much better for Canada.”
Trump asserted that he and Trudeau will be coordinating closely to protect jobs “in our hemisphere,” keep wealth “on our continent,” and keep everyone safe.
Trudeau, for his part, stated that any day he gets to “visit our southern neighbors” is a good day in his book. He spoke in both English and French, switching between the two.