It’s traditional for visiting dignitaries to present their hosts with a gift that represents their country and its culture. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada is currently making the rounds in Washington, D.C., where an opulent state dinner tonight will follow this morning’s joint press conference with President Obama, which focused largely on North America’s united battle against climate change.
What distinctly Canadian gift does our neighbor to the north give the country that has everything? Maple trees, obviously.
— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) March 9, 2016
That’s literally very sweet of them. Maybe they heard about how everyone in Washington is always waffling and decided to help with our syrup deficit.
@canadianpm Thanks, we happily accept!
— Lisa McIntyre (@LisaDSO) March 10, 2016
@CanadianPM lovely gesture Mr. PM, typically Canadian for sure
— Daniel Amorim (@dangerousdannyd) March 10, 2016
— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) March 10, 2016
— Stacey (@staceylong18) March 10, 2016
@CanadianPM What a wonderful gesture!
— jen :: grá-ná-dō (@digitalfridayHQ) March 10, 2016
@CanadianPM yay can I get one of those maple trees in Brooklyn?
— NYCbromo (@Mikeydelrey1) March 10, 2016
— ❄️Huntér❄️ (@InfiniteFrost) March 10, 2016
We’d consider re-gifting, but these are authentic Canadian maple trees, the finest maple trees in the world. Sorry, Vermont.
— I❤️Generations (@Monika_Kamila) March 10, 2016
— Great expectations (@7699kitty) March 10, 2016
— Kali Cat (@kalicat2) March 10, 2016
A toque with the U.S. presidential seal would have been pretty sweet, eh?
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