A few months back Trump was bashing Canada and young Mr. Trudeau. I happened to be in the Vancouver BC area and as I checked into my hotel for the night I apologized to the desk staff for Trump's actions. In my entire 71 years, traveling the world, I have never done such a thing. The next morning I decided I MUST work to remove this man from office. No more thinking he might learn something about his responsibilities. It was along sad drive back to southern Washington.
I'm a 9th generation Canadian who has 3 adult children living in the US, I worry, a lot. I would say that most Canadians are trying to be understanding about this orange buffoon in the white house but frankly we are still scratching our heads about how Americans elected him in the first place. Please clean up this pile of dog shit on the rug, it's nasty and it smells.
I lived in Europe for about 10 years and was almost always being asked to explain the behavior of one president or another. Whether it was cigars, drones, or some other form of aggression, I was fortunate enough to project a more relaxed posture that suggested very little in common with our leader of that time. Still, some were definitely more embarrassing than others.