Eight years ago, when Barack Obama was the newly-minted president of the United States, we here in this country were getting more than a little antsy about where the new prez would head for his first international visit.
“It’s a tradition that the new president comes to Canada first,” we were told those who like to importantly tell us things that aren’t really important. It would be a blow to our national psyche that we, as a nation, likely wouldn’t recover from, we were led to believe. It just had to happen.
It did, and everything was fine.
Eight years later, Donald Trump is the newly-minted U.S. president and his first international visit was to Saudi Arabia earlier this week.
Here in Canada? A collective sigh of relief with the realization that we’ve dodged a bullet … at least for now.