President Joe Biden holds a virtual bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, in Washington.
“The United States has no closer friend, no closer friend, than Canada,” Biden said.
The prime minister, who had a frosty relationship with Trump at times, worked in a jab at Trump as he praised Biden.
AdBut with both leaders stressing caution to their citizens, Biden and Trudeau set aside the typical protocol in favor of talks by video conference.
U.S. presidents traditionally invite the Canadian prime minister for their first meeting with a world leader.