Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau didn’t hold back during his first virtual meeting with President Joe Biden today.
From the Washington Post:
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau greeted Biden like an old friend, took a tacit swipe at former president Donald Trump and said he was glad to have a partner on climate change again during the leaders’ first virtual bilateral meeting.
“U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years,” Trudeau said, referring to his strained relationship with Trump.
This was Biden’s first bilateral meeting with a foreign leader, signaling the importance of America’s relationship with its neighbor to the north. “I look forward to seeing you in person in the future,” Biden told Trudeau. “The United States has no closer friend than Canada.”
Read more at the Post.
Trudeau to POTUS in opening bilat comments: “We’ll also be talking about climate change. And thank you again for stepping up in such a big way on tacking climate change. U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past, uh, past years.”
per pooler @EliStokols
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) February 23, 2021
The Trump-Trudeau relationship was a bitter one. Trump called him “weak” and “dishonest,” and after Trudeau was seen mocking him to others, “two-faced.” In the words of @Kevinliptakcnn, “that is not likely to occur” when Biden and Trudeau meet today.https://t.co/QVjH0rASRn
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) February 23, 2021