Friday, February 17, 2017

Trudeau Tells Europeans That Trump ‘Gets Things Done’

“What I saw from the American president was a focus on getting things done for the people who supported him and who believe in him, while demonstrating that good relations with one’s neighbors is a great way of getting things done,” said Trudeau.

Trudeau was speaking at a news conference in Strasbourg, France along with the president of the European Parliament, Antonio Tajani. 

Tajani echoed Trudeau’s message of reassurance and suggested that Canada can play a special intermediary role between the U.S. and Europe because Monday’s Washington summit had “paved the way for better relations between European Union and the United States of America,” Tajani said.
“We want to work with the Americans. Over the next years, the Canadian work is very good for relations between us and America. It’s easier for the Canadians to speak to the Americans.”

 Trudeau spoke at length about the Monday meeting with Trump, claiming the two leaders are seeking many of the same goals and have much in common with their appeal to the middle class, something the PM suggested was “a positive example that everyone is going benefit from around the world.”