Donald Trump Welcomes Justin Trudeau to the White House

Donald Trump Welcomes Justin Trudeau to the White House

WASHINGTON -- Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has arrived at the White House for his first face-to-face meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump.

Trump and Trudeau were both smiling and appeared to greet each other warmly as they shook hands at the door to the West Wing before the president ushered the prime minister inside.

Trudeau was accompanied by a who's who of the Canadian government, including Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan, Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale and Finance Minister Bill Morneau.

Trudeau and his senior cabinet ministers are in Washington with one overarching goal: keep Canada out of the U.S president's protectionist trade crosshairs.

That's because Trump wants to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, has mused about a border tax, and could bring back "Buy American" protectionism.

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