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Trump welcomes Trudeau to White House

4 months 1 week 3 days ago February 13, 2017 Feb 13, 2017 Monday, February 13 2017 February 13, 2017 10:19 AM in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is at the White House to meet with President Donald Trump.

Trump welcomed Trudeau with a handshake Monday, as the leaders met for the first time.

Their schedule includes private talks and a round table conversation about women in the workplace.

Trudeau and Trump have different world views. The liberal Trudeau champions free trade and has welcomed 40,000 Syrian refugees. Trump has taken a protectionist stance on trade and wants to crack down on the inflow of migrants and refugees.

Relations with the U.S. are crucial to Canada. More than 75 percent of Canada's exports go to the U.S. There is a fear among Canadians that they could be hurt as Trump targets Mexico in a re-negotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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