Feb 13, 2017

The takeaways from the Trump-Trudeau presser

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Trump's joint press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was exactly what you might expect: polite, formal, and not especially newsworthy. The highlights...

  • Is Flynn in? Mike Flynn was spotted taking his seat at the presser. Trump only called on friendly media outlets at the (a local Sinclair affiliate and The Daily Caller), successfully avoiding any questions about Flynn's job status.
  • Key points of agreement between both leaders: Greater infrastructure investment, a joint council to benefit women entrepreneurs in North America, and a fight against opioids crossing the border.

Comparing their statements on different issues:The Canada-U.S. relationship

  • Trump: "We share much more than a border, we share the same values...America is deeply fortunate to have a neighbor like Canada."
  • Trudeau: "Relationships between neighbors are pretty complex — and we won't always agree on everything."

Trade between the U.S. and Canada

  • Trump: "It's a much less severe situation than what's taking place on the southern border."
  • Trudeau: "We know that by working together — by ensuring the continued integration of our two economies — we will be continuing to create good opportunities for the middle class."

Refugees and security

  • Trump: "We want to have to have a big beautiful, open door, but we cannot have the wrong people come in."
  • Trudeau: "The last thing Canadians expect is for me to come down and lecture another country on how they choose to govern themselves."

Go deeper

World coronavirus updates

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

Countries where novel coronavirus cases are falling may be hit with a "second peak" if they relax restrictions too soon, World Health Organization emergencies chief Mike Ryan warned during a briefing Monday. "We're still very much in a phase where the disease is actually on the way up," he added.

By the numbers: Almost 5.5 million people have tested positive for the virus as of Monday, and more than 2.2 million have recovered. The U.S. has reported the most cases in the world (over 1.6 million from 14.6 million tests). The U.K. is reporting over 36,900 deaths from the coronavirus — the most fatalities outside the U.S.

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 5,498,849 — Total deaths: 346,306 — Total recoveries — 2,233,180Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 3 a.m. ET: 1,662,768 — Total deaths: 98,223 — Total recoveries: 379,157 — Total tested: 14,604,942Map.
  3. World: Italy reports lowest number of new cases since February — Ireland reports no new coronavirus deaths on Monday for the first time since March 21 — WHO suspends trial of hydroxychloroquine over safety concerns.
  4. 2020: Trump threatens to move Republican convention from North Carolina — Joe Biden makes first public appearance in two months.
  5. Public health: Officials are urging Americans to wear masks over Memorial Day.
  6. Economy: New York stock exchange to reopen its floor on Tuesday — White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett says it's possible the unemployment rate could still be in double digits by November's election — Charities refocus their efforts to fill gaps left by government.
  7. What should I do? Hydroxychloroquine questions answeredTraveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants and being contagiousMasks, lending books and self-isolatingExercise, laundry, what counts as soap — Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingHow to minimize your risk.
  8. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it, the right mask to wear.

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LATAM Airlines files for U.S. chapter 11 bankruptcy

A LATAM air attendant aboard one of the company's planes in March. Photo: Kike Calvo/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

LATAM Airlines Group SA said in a statement early Tuesday the firm and its affiliates in in the United States, Chile, Peru, Colombia and Ecuador have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S.

Why it matters: Latam is Latin America's largest airline and its shareholders include Delta Air Lines. CEO Roberto Alvo noted in the statement the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on the airline industry.