On February 24, President Biden met virtually with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to discuss climate change.
During the meeting, Trudeau threw some subtle shade at former President Trump, saying:
"U.S. leadership has been sorely missed over the past years."
"And I have to say as we were preparing the joint rollout of the communique from this, it's nice when the Americans are not pulling out all the references to climate change and instead adding them in."
“Thank you again for stepping up in such a big way on tackling climate change. U.S. leadership has been sorely miss… https://t.co/2rMBYIXAz7— The Recount (@The Recount) 1614117237.0
"It’s nice when the Americans are not pulling out all the references to climate change and instead adding them in,"… https://t.co/xVAIxDBwQH— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPost Politics) 1614198238.0
President Biden and Canada’s prime minister Justin Trudeau sought to move past the torrid Trump years yesterday by… https://t.co/W3bCqjuPRK— The Times (@The Times) 1614160514.0
Most people on Twitter could empathize with Trudeau's sentiment in a big way.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is catching a lot of s*** up north by conservative white nationalists. Said… https://t.co/hP2DE3hmMw— Luiz Lemuz (@Luiz Lemuz) 1614134860.0
Pretty direct "glad-Trump's-gone" statement from @JustinTrudeau as virtual summit opens, telling @POTUS it will be… https://t.co/5ypFBOeg8q— Susan Delacourt (@Susan Delacourt) 1614115353.0
@SusanDelacourt @JustinTrudeau @POTUS He's not wrong.....🤓🤓— harvey osmond..🏳️🌈🇨🇦🇺🇲 (@harvey osmond..🏳️🌈🇨🇦🇺🇲) 1614121073.0
Some felt Trudeau's comment was less of a burn so much as a statement of fact.
@PoliticusSarah It's really just a simple fact.— JJ (@JJ) 1614118588.0
@PoliticusSarah @Kimmiemac21 It's TRUE.— KittyMom (@KittyMom) 1614119279.0
@IrishTimes Hallelujah!— Kathy Doyle 🇨🇦 (@Kathy Doyle 🇨🇦) 1614190659.0
There seems to be a stark contrast between Republicans and Democrats when it comes to their approach to climate change.
@HuffPostPol A relief!— Ingrid (@Ingrid) 1614198838.0
It seems the world is filled with people grateful to be moving on from President Trump's style of politics.
@politicususa All of Canada hates Trump, even our right wing nutcases.— Patrick Heide - Get vacinated! (@Patrick Heide - Get vacinated!) 1614119322.0
@Reuters We missed it here too. 🇺🇸— Cathy De 💙🇺🇸💙 (@Cathy De 💙🇺🇸💙) 1614161202.0
Justin Trudeau seems to have hit it off with Joe Biden in a way he never quite could with Donald Trump, and the planet's climate will likely be all the better for it.