Trump does not believe in enduring alliances, does not believe in shared values or the importance of history. For him, everything is purely transactional, everything is pecuniary.
Notably, he neither thanked Trump nor offered him any praise. If you can't hear the alarm bells ringing, you'd better get your ears checked.
Trudeau’s keenness to co-operate is likely rooted in his desire to try to restore some semblance of neighbourly relations, after the petulant U.S. president went out of his way last June to pick a fight with us.
So Canada is, dutifully and properly, carrying out its obligations to the United States and getting slapped around by China. And the U.S. government does what, exactly?