President Trump Welcomes Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House
Their first in-person meeting got off to a cordial start
Their first in-person meeting got off to a cordial start.
After Trudeau’s car pulled up to the White House’s West Wing entrance on Monday morning, he and Trump shook hands, gave each other a pat on the shoulder and entered the building together, according to a pool report.
Trump soon took to Twitter to welcome the prime minister.
Welcome to the @WhiteHouse Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau!” he wrote.
Although Trudeau has criticized Trump in the past, the prime minister has said he expects to “find a lot of common ground” with the new president.
At a news conference on Friday, Trudeau said he would seek to “defend and demonstrate Canadian values,” but do so “respectfully and not from an ideological standpoint.”