When asked about a recent statement by President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau paused for 21 seconds and then said: “We all watch in horror and consternation at what is going on in the United States.” I can empathize with both halves of this reaction. A pause, because I often feel it’s not yet my place to weigh in on issues in a country I’ve come to only recently. I grew up in Canada and lived there until moving to San Francisco two years ago to focus on Substack. I haven’t lived most of my life in the US and wouldn’t want to imply that my home country is either blameless or comparable. And then, even so, sometimes you need to know where you stand.
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