President Donald Trump arrives for a rally on June 21, 2017 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Trump spoke about renegotiating NAFTA and building a border wall that would produce solar power during the rally. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Call it Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s apology tour.
President Barack Obama’s North American BFF has now said he is sorry three times for body checking a female lawmaker on Wednesday during an altercation with another member of the country’s parliament.
Trudeau could be the natural heir to Obama's progressive legacy. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
President Barack Obama's joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Thursday had all the hallmarks of a torch-passing between progressive leaders.
Obama repeatedly touted his younger counterpart's work on climate change and referenced the liberal values he and Trudeau share. He even gave Trudeau, 44, advice on coloring his hair when the stress of his office turns it gray.
Trudeau, seen here with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on March 10, has brought a sense of cool to his position as prime minister of Canada. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
For nearly two decades, no Canadian leader made an official Washington visit -- and no American really noticed. How the situation has changed. When Canada’s new youthful prime minister, Justin Trudeau, spends Thursday in D.C., at appearances that include a state dinner, Washington will be watching every move the 44-year-old liberal politician makes.
Trudeau, elected last year in a rout of Canada's Conservative Party leaders, will be feted with all the pageantry the White House can muster.