Watch Trudeau and Trump's joint press conference.
UPDATE 2:49 p.m.: Scott Thuman, a reporter for our partner at WJLA, asked the first question about the nations' response to the threat of terrorism.
UPDATE 2:36 p.m.:
President Trump brought up his "very, very large Electoral College victory" during his joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trump also defended questions about his travel ban and ramping up of deportations, saying "we can never be confident" that the northern border is secure. With regards to deportations, he said "we're getting 'em out," referring to what he called "the bad ones."
WATCH | Trudeau said Canada "differed" in its approach to foreign policy, but said he wouldn't "lecture" another country on politics.
UPDATE 2:00 p.m.: Trump and Trudeau released the following joint statement.
The statement announced the creation of the United States - Canada Council for Advancement on Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. The council will promote the growth of women-owned businesses and spur economic growth.
UPDATE 12:49 p.m.:
Trudeau's visit to the White House is well underway. Trudeau and Trump held a roundtable with leading businesswomen, including Trump's daughter Ivanka.
WATCH | Here's the photo opp the two held before the meeting.
ORIGINAL STORY: Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is scheduled to visit President Trump today in Washington, D.C.
The two leaders are nearly opposites politically. Trudeau was praised by former Vice President Joe Biden as one of the last champions of liberalism. When Trump's travel ban took effect, he announced Canada's doors were open to blocked refugees.
But Monday's talk will be focused on trade and business between the two nations, Bloomberg reports.
Gender diversity in the workforce will also play a role in Trudeau's visit.
We both got elected on commitments to strengthen the middle class... and that's exactly what we're going to be focused on.
Nearly two-thirds of all Canadian trade is with the U.S.
Trump's contacts with foreign leaders since becoming President have varied wildly. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto canceled a visit with the White House. A call with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull got heated over a refugee deal.
For context, Trudeau tweeted these pro-refugee messages after the travel ban took effect.
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