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Explosive book on White House provides fodder for Ottawa bubble, but little concern for Canada, say observers

By Jolson Lim      

The book made brief mention of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, described as a 45-year-old 'globalist in the style of Clinton and Blair,' who, in the early days of the presidency, 'came to Washington and repeatedly smiled and bit his tongue.'

A new book by a journalist with inside access to the White House quotes numerous members of President Donald Trump's inner circle deriding him and his family. Mr. Trump is pictured here receiving a briefing three months after his inauguration from his national security team, including his then-chief strategist Steve Bannon, pictured right in front of a lamp, at Mar-a-Largo in Palm Beach, Florida.  Official White House photo by Shealah Craighead
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The explosive release of excerpts from a new tell-all book about the inner workings of the White House has tongues wagging in Ottawa, but the fallout likely won't impact how Canada's pursues its interests south of the border, say a pair of Ottawa politicos following the drama. "The problem with Washington is that there is so much noise," said Earnscliffe Strategy principal Sarah Goldfeder, who focuses on Canada-U.S. relations. Much of Canada's lobbying in the United States has already been

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