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LIVE: Watch Trump and Justin Trudeau's Joint White House Press Conference

The North American leaders are scheduled to speak to the press at 2 PM EST.

by VICE Staff
Feb 13 2017, 6:55pm

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On Monday, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau met with Donald Trump at the White House and tried to start off on the right foot with the new US president, CNN reports.

The president has already soured relations with Australia and Mexico after spats over the phone and on social media, but Trudeau—whose stance on refugees and trade stand in stark contrast to Trump—is under pressure to stay on good terms with the president since Trump's threat to renegotiate NAFTA could potentially hurt Canada's economy.

According to the Associated Press, the two reportedly discussed trade, jobs, and women in the workforce. Earlier Monday afternoon, Trump and Trudeau held a roundtable discussion with some of the countries' top female business executives to lay the groundwork for a new task force called the United States Canada Council for the Advancement of Women Business Leaders-Female Entrepreneurs. Trump's daughter Ivanka—who recently had her merchandise pulled from Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, and TJ Maxx—was reportedly in charge of recruiting the business leaders for the discussion.

At around 2 PM, the North American leaders will hold a joint press conference at the White House and answer questions from reporters regarding their meetings. Let's just hope they both make it through the day without a cringeworthy handshake, like the one Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe had to suffer last week.

Watch the joint press conference at 2 PM via the livestream below.

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