Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recently spoke very honestly about President Donald Trump, and much to the left’s chagrin, it was surprisingly complimentary.
He told CTV News on Friday that the president is “a bit of a disruptive force” who does “unpredictable things.” Trudeau went on to described Trump as “a deal-maker” and “a negotiator.”
The Canadian leader even complimented Trump’s popular campaign promise to “make America great again”:
The thing that reassures me fundamentally is he got elected on a commitment to help people, to make America great again. ...
The way to help those people is to bring in trade deals and jobs and economic growth that is going to help.
Trudeau made the commendatory statements about Trump even though the two leaders are at odds, politically speaking, over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Negotiations on the decades-old agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico are on hold until after the holiday season.
For his part, the president has vowed to significantly rewrite or totally abandon NAFTA, unless it becomes a more favorable investment for the United States. During the 2016 presidential election, Trump called NAFTA “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly signed in this country.”
Despite all that, "Trudeau remained positive in his assessment of Trump,” CTV News reported.