Man of the people? Trudeau's peoplekind 'joke' divides

Javier Stokes
February 11, 2018

Cornyn tweeted. President Trump has threatened to withdraw from NAFTA since before he was elected, while Trudeau last week made worldwide headlines when he said Canada was " willing to walk away from NAFTA if.

'Nothing screams "I'm a feminist!" louder than Justin Trudeau mansplaining to a lady using the politically incorrect noun with his dismissive jazz hands, ' agreed @Glen_Allan_. "We need to improve NAFTA", the prime minister told the audience.

The goal isn't to lure talent away from the region, but to ensure that Canada has a voice in what has become the epicentre of the new economy, said Rana Sarkar, Canada's consul general in San Francisco.

Following Trudeau's comment, Donald Trump Jr. chose to attack the internationally admired PM on Twitter.

Trudeau said Canada has a stake in a thriving US economy.

There are conversations taking place about privacy, how technological disruption affects traditional jobs and even trade deals, and Canada wants to be a part of those talks - much of which are happening in San Francisco, Sankar said.

Trudeau added he has been engaging "constructively, collaboratively, but firmly" at the negotiating table with the United States and Mexico, because a good deal will benefit all three nations.

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Trudeau argued the case for free trade hadn't been properly made, which has helped fuel the economic anxiety that students and other Americans feel.

Trudeau left the stage to a standing ovation from the auditorium nearly filled to its capacity of about 1,000, wading through the crowd of students and shaking the occasional hand as The Tragically Hip's "Courage" played over the loudspeakers.

Trudeau made the remarks while speaking at the University of Chicago on Wednesday night. Gov. Bruce Rauner met separately with Trudeau and pointed out that IL does a great amount of tourism with Canada.

Institute of Politics Director David Axelrod, who brought Trudeau to Chicago, described Trump as "the elephant in the room" during the Canadian's visit, and Trudeau was careful to not insult a president whom US liberals often compare unfavorably to the Canadian leader.

That kind of talk will get more attention from the anti-trade crowd, Maisch said.

Trudeau is also meeting with Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos as Bezos considers the location for its second headquarters. Trudeau will speak to a cross-section of municipal, state and federal lawmakers at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Institute.

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