Podcast: The secret to Trudeau’s success? Donald Trump

Canadian journalist speaks about the fine line the prime minister must walk

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau  at Farmleigh House in Dublin this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau at Farmleigh House in Dublin this week. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/ The Irish Times

 

Despite being the son of a former prime minister, Justin Trudeau was seen as something of a lightweight upon assuming the office.

US president Donald Trump’s election changed that.

On this week’s World View podcast we talk to Canadian journalist Jard Lindzon about Trudeau’s current global popularity and the fine line he must walk when dealing with his counterpart in Washington.

Also on the podcast, we ask Lara Marlowe to break down French president Emmanuel Macron’s unusual “state of the union” style address for us.