Trudeau Declines Trip to White House to Celebrate New Trade Agreement

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has declined an invitation to the White House to celebrate the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

In a statement released on Monday, spokesperson Chantal Gagnon cited a scheduling conflict as the reason for the decline.

“While there were recent discussions about the possible participation of Canada, the prime minister will be in Ottawa this week for scheduled Cabinet meetings and the long-planned sitting of Parliament,” Gagnon said.

Gagnon also commended the trade deal that went into effect on July 1 insisting it “is good for Canada, the United States, and Mexico. It will help ensure that North America emerges stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic.”

President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador to commemorate the USMCA.

Due to the coronavirus, Trudeau has been conducting all meetings via video conference since he and his wife both tested positive for the virus.

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A Trump administration official confirmed to the Associated Press that Trudeau would not have been able to attend the start of Parliament due to current quarantine requirements.

Due to the pandemic, Canada now requires residents traveling abroad to quarantine for 14 days upon their return. If Trudeau were forced to quarantine, he would miss the start of Parliament.

Trudeau’s decline comes just days after he alluded to the possibility of skipping the meeting as he noted ongoing concerns about the pandemic and tariff threats from the United States.

During his press briefing on Friday, Trudeau discussed the upcoming meeting with Trump and Obrador.

“We’re still in discussions with the Americans about whether a trilateral summit next week makes sense,” Trudeau said.

“We’re obviously concerned about the proposed issue of tariffs on aluminum and steel that the Americans have floated recently,” Trudeau continued. “We’re also concerned about the health situation and the coronavirus reality that is still hitting all three of our countries.”

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  1. Ahhh…Delbert and The Asshat General…two grade school phukwits with nothing substantive to say so they trash others physical appearances.

    Grow up children!!!

  2. In direct contradiction of other statements, I must say that Ted Cruz’s beard makes him look WAY better. His old, natural face looked like a slab of vegetable shortening with some regrettable features drawn on with a Sharpie. Nowadays, he’s lots less repulsive, visually. Kudos, Ted!

  3. Seems like being in a photo shoot with the President of the United States is no longer the prestige item it once was, when that President is Donald Trump. It’s an embarrassment you have to explain away. Almost as embarrassing as appearing in blackface. Oops, voters, that’s me, but that’s not the real me.

    Trump is circling the drain now.

  4. Patricia: have you not seen OUR politicians who though that it was a good idea to grown some sort of beard within the last year or so? Have you seen that slimy eel’s beard in Texas (Teddie Cruz)? Euwe!

    You don’t need to pick on foreigners when you have worse examples in your back yard.

  5. I agree with Jim. And all the Leftist celebrities that promised to leave the U.S. if Trump was elected. Then we can sit back and watch Canada burn and starve and America can thrive with all the trash elements gone from here.

  6. I think Canada would be an excellent destination for the American hater ghetto thugs. Because of logistics there is only México or Canada and the Mexicans won’t tolerate them, they will wack them just like in L A Canada will welcome them .

  7. Glad to hear the news that he won’t be coming. We don’t need his kind anyway, i.e which would he comes as if he did come, an Indian, a black man, a KKK man? Stay home, fool.

  8. Translation:
    “Prime Minister Trudeau can’t make it.” = Trudy’s having trouble getting his fake eyebrows to stick again!!

    Besides, some of his black face just refuses to wash off!!

  9. Gee Justy, that’s mighty white of you with your busy schedule and all.

    Consider this: if the Clinton-linked Swiss conglomerates, which are based in Canuckia, start raising prices on aluminum you might be in for some USMCA turbulence.

    Fasten your eyebrows poseur. If your mother weren’t a wanton ex-fashion model and your father a cuckold no one would know who you are.

  10. The US does not need a Canuck coming here to polute the air with his socialist bullshit.

  11. “Due to the pandemic, Canada now requires residents traveling abroad to quarantine for 14 days upon their return. If Trudeau were forced to quarantine, he would miss the start of Parliament.” Article

    Sounds like a person who understands rules and how to set priorities and be responsible.

    King Donald The Loser, on the other hand … is willing to let the country burn while he plays politics with our lives and economy, etc.

  12. Trudeau really doesn’t want to miss his scheduled colonoscopy and root canal.

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