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    Canada's Trudeau invited to US Governors ASSOC. meeting, keynote speaker...

    There are many possibilities here. Not the least of which TRUDEAU is doing a workaround TRUMP on NAFTA. And wants to discuss a little SIDE issue, called Climate Change. And, the fact he would like to speak with people with some common sense and brainpower and to figure out what the hell the US actually wants, likes and is doing. Not to mention he'd like to be assured of Canada's place on the continent with a batshit lunatic affecting everything on the continent. Canada used you to be one of our BESTIES.

    What I don't know is WHEN he was invited to the meeting, before or after the G20 meeting? Before or after his own visit here?

    Justin Trudeau to give keynote at US governors’ summit




    Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau smiles at the start of the “retreat meeting” on the first day of the G-20 summit in Hamburg, northern Germany, on Friday July 7, 2017. Leaders of the world’s top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017. (John MacDougall/Pool Photo via AP) (Associated Press)
    By Jennifer McDermott | AP July 7

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday that he’ll meet with U.S. governors at a summer summit in Rhode Island.
    Trudeau said in a statement that he plans to deliver the keynote address at the National Governors Association meeting that begins July 13 in Providence. Foreign dignitaries have attended the association’s meetings in recent years, though not heads of government.

    Trudeau said he wants to strengthen the “vital relationship” between Canada and the United States. No other international relationship is more important to Canadian prosperity, he said.

    “I will continue to work with all orders of the U.S. government to create good, middle class jobs on both sides of the border, and to find solutions to the challenges we face together,” Trudeau said in the statement.

    He plans to talk about trade, cross-border security and the potential for common solutions on climate change.

    Both President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence were invited, but neither has said if he’ll go.

    Trudeau and his ministers have been courting U.S. governors in an effort to stress the importance of the Canadian economy to jobs in their states. Canadian ministers and government officials have made repeated trips to the U.S.

    Canadian officials have also stressed that they’ll work with U.S. states and cities on climate change after Trump withdrew the nation from the global Paris climate accord. Trudeau has said he’s “deeply disappointed” with the Republican president’s decision.

    Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo, who is hosting the three-day summit, plans to ask governors in attendance to support the climate pact. She said she’d like to see governors collectively say that they’re committing their states to the standards in the Paris accord and she thinks they can work directly with leaders like Trudeau to address climate change.

    “When there’s a vacuum of leadership, as there is now in the White House and in the United States Congress, yes, it puts more of an obligation on governors to do the work, absolutely,” she said Friday.

    More than 30 governors have registered to attend, which would be a high turnout for the meeting...

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/natio...=.0a3ca40a1828


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    Wouldn't working around the president be collusion?

    Seems you pick and choose when you want to disregard ethics.

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    And this from the NY Times. Looks like even REPUBLICAN governors are racing around the planet trying to calm the waters of Trump stupidity and assuage their fears. Gotta read between the lines folks!


    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, a Democrat, huddled with the leaders of Mexico and Canada in the space of 48 hours this spring, racing to Mexico City from Seattle for back-to-back discussions on climate change and trade.

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, a Republican, toured Europe last month to deliver what he called a “reassuring” message to business leaders, declaring that Americans would not “retreat” from international commerce.

    And Gov. Pete Ricketts, Republican of Nebraska, recently announced he would visit Canada this summer with a message of thanks — for the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact that President Trump has harshly criticized and says he intends to renegotiate.

    In ordinary times, most American governors tend to avoid international exploits, boasting of their consuming interest in balancing budgets and operating the machinery of state government. When they venture abroad, it is mainly to hawk products manufactured in their states.


    "But under the Trump administration, that has begun to change: Leadership at the state level has taken on an increasingly global dimension, as
    governors assert themselves in areas where they view Mr. Trump as abandoning the typical priorities of the federal government. They have forged partnerships across state and party lines to offset Trump administration policies they see as harmful to their constituencies."


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/u...pgtype=article
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    Quote Originally Posted by cpicturetaker12 View Post
    And this from the NY Times. Looks like even REPUBLICAN governors are racing around the planet trying to calm the waters of Trump stupidity and assuage their fears. Gotta read between the lines folks!


    PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington, a Democrat, huddled with the leaders of Mexico and Canada in the space of 48 hours this spring, racing to Mexico City from Seattle for back-to-back discussions on climate change and trade.

    Gov. Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, a Republican, toured Europe last month to deliver what he called a “reassuring” message to business leaders, declaring that Americans would not “retreat” from international commerce.

    And Gov. Pete Ricketts, Republican of Nebraska, recently announced he would visit Canada this summer with a message of thanks — for the North American Free Trade Agreement, a pact that President Trump has harshly criticized and says he intends to renegotiate.

    In ordinary times, most American governors tend to avoid international exploits, boasting of their consuming interest in balancing budgets and operating the machinery of state government. When they venture abroad, it is mainly to hawk products manufactured in their states.


    "But under the Trump administration, that has begun to change: Leadership at the state level has taken on an increasingly global dimension, as
    governors assert themselves in areas where they view Mr. Trump as abandoning the typical priorities of the federal government. They have forged partnerships across state and party lines to offset Trump administration policies they see as harmful to their constituencies."


    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/15/u...pgtype=article
    You know that conducting agreements with foreign powers that will undermine the president is illegal don't you?

    I am sure Mueller will be looking into this.

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    Trudeau doing a workaround by talking to state governors, US industry lobbiests and VP Pence isn't a "possibility". It's official policy.

    It has three purposes. It gets a good trade deal, it puts pressure on Trumps team from people he can't ignore, and it sets us up as a broker between the US and European and Asian countries that don't have that geographical access.

    The architect is Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who was placed in the role immediately after Trump was elected. She did the same with the EU for that free trade deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Trudeau doing a workaround by talking to state governors, US industry lobbiests and VP Pence isn't a "possibility". It's official policy.

    It has three purposes. It gets a good trade deal, it puts pressure on Trumps team from people he can't ignore, and it sets us up as a broker between the US and European and Asian countries that don't have that geographical access.

    The architect is foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, who was placed in the role immediately after Trump was elected. She did the same with the EU for that free trade deal.

    Yep!
    Not to mention, if Korea goes off the rails--Canada has a 'west coast' too, closer to the other man-boy. I gotta think that makes them nervous as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    Wouldn't working around the president be collusion?

    Seems you pick and choose when you want to disregard ethics.
    Even the Republican governors know Trump doesn't understand trade and
    would be a hindrance rather than a help.
    Best to just NOT tell Trump when the trade meetings are scheduled. LOL.
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    It doesn't hurt that Justin Trudeau is HOT.

    I remember his father.
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    the forum left is spinning the invite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHjulie View Post
    It doesn't hurt that Justin Trudeau is HOT.

    I remember his father.
    Sigh...



    He is welcome anywhere in the US.
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