Can Trudeau talk Trump out of trade fight? Maybe he won't have to

Posted In: News Date:Apr 21st, 2017

Participating in a public Q&A session with Bloomberg's editor in chief on Thursday, Justin Trudeau was asked what he'd learned about Donald Trump in his three months of dealing with the American president.

The prime minister thought about this for a second or two.

"I've learned that he listens," Trudeau said, seated on a stage at Toronto's Art Gallery of Ontario.

This is possibly one of the nicest things anyone has said about Trump's presidency.

What followed was an artfully frank assessment of the president. The prime minister critiqued his counterpart even as he flattered him, and laid out the challenge of dealing with the American leader even as he tried to strike an optimistic chord.