Last night, President Donald Trump delivered his first speech to a joint session of US Congress.
The speech was a highly anticipated event that saw Trump speak at length about the greatness of America and all he intends the country to accomplish in the coming months and years.
Approximately 11 minutes into the hour long oration, President Trump gave a surprising shout-out to Canada’s Prime Minister:
And with the help of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, we have formed a council with our neighbours in Canada to help ensure that women entrepreneurs have access to the networks, markets, and capital they need to start a business and live out their financial dreams.
The remarks earned a huge round of applause from Congress as well as a standing ovation from Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.
As outlined in a joint press release on February 13, 2017 after their first meeting, Trudeau and Trump described their creation of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders as follows:
Empowering women entrepreneurs and business leaders
It is a priority of both countries to ensure equal opportunities for women in the workforce. We are committed to removing barriers to women’s participation in the business community and supporting women as they advance through it. As part of this effort, we are creating a Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders. We expect this initiative to promote the growth of women-owned enterprises and to further contribute to our overall economic growth and competitiveness, as well as the enhanced integration of our economies.
You can read President Trump’s speech here. As well as watch it in its entirety below: