Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally in North Carolina on Sept. 20, 2016. (Photo: Evan Vucci/AP)While never mentioning Trump by name, Trudeau has often criticized the Republican Party's candidate for president since he became prime minister last year. "I think you got a little bit of flavour of it when a few weeks ago Trump went to Mexico and visited the president and when he was there he was very diplomatic," Forbes said of the candidate he supports to become the next U.S. leader. Trump has called for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and forcing the Mexicans to pay for it, comments that have drawn the ire of people across the continent. "They had a very good meeting," Forbes said in an interview with The Canadian Press. "I think that shows Trump will not let past comments get in the way of doing the business at hand."
Trump won't forget, either
Justin Trudeau speaks to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. (Photo: Seth Wenig/The Associated Press via CP)"In the case of Trump and the goals he wishes to pursue, the drive to make it happen can be very formidable," Forbes said. The publisher added that Trump's penchant for frequently changing his positions on issues can be an asset because the candidate doesn't let himself be "pinned down." Forbes also defended Trump's recent flip-flop regarding President Barack Obama's birthplace. For years Trump had claimed Obama was not born in the United States but recently admitted the president was indeed born in the country.
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