President Donald Trump described his meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as “good and productive” in a Sunday tweet.
No, we actually had a very good and productive meeting. Nice! https://t.co/aXeUWcPTc1
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2019
Trump was responding to comments from Canada’s Rebel Media chief Ezra Levant who suggested pictures of Trudeau with Trump showed that the Canadian was “submissive” to the president.
“Trudeau bravely trash-talks Trump to the press gallery in Canada. But whenever they actually meet, Trudeau assumes a submissive position — politically, and even physically. Just look at this picutre. Even a child would know who is in control.” (RELATED: Trump And Trudeau Exchanged Strange Handwritten Notes That Might Define Their Conflicted Relationship)
Trudeau bravely trash-talks Trump to the press gallery in Canada. But whenever they actually meet, Trudeau assumes a submissive position — politically, and even physically. Just look at this picture. Even a child would know who is in control. pic.twitter.com/kiMPxazuiz
— Ezra Levant ???? (@ezralevant) August 25, 2019
Trump’s apparent defense of Trudeau is in stark contrast to his response at the end of the 2018 G-7 summit when the president called the prime minister “very dishonest and weak” after they met to discuss free trade talks. However, Trudeau has often drawn parallels to himself and the president. (RELATED: Trump Says Trudeau Doing ‘Spectacular’ Job As PM)
With a federal election call expected in early September, Trudeau’s face can be seen in ads that claim that his Liberal Party has “made Canada great again” in what could be seen as an homage to Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan. Trudeau has even described Trump as an effective leader who “gets things done” during a speech to European leaders while declaring that both he and the president appeal to the same middle class voters.