US - Canada ties: Trump vows to build 'bridges of commerce' with Canada

US - Canada ties: Trump vows to build 'bridges of commerce' with Canada

WASHINGTON: (APP) US President Donald Trump on Monday called for "reciprocal" trade with Canada and to build "bridges" of commerce across the border, appearing to tone down previously harsh rhetoric on trade.

"America is deeply fortunate to have a neighbor like Canada," Trump told a joint press conference with visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at his side, hailing the opportunity to "build even more bridges" of commerce.

"We understand that both of our countries are stronger when we join forces in matters of international commerce," Trump said.