Dwight Ball invites Trump to Come From Away, talk ‘troubling’ tariffs


Amid Canada-U.S. tensions over tariffs, Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball is hoping Come From Away might assist encourage dialog with President Donald Trump.

Ball penned a letter to Trump on June 12, saying the province and U.S. have loved a constructive commerce relationship with reciprocity treaties courting to the 1800s.

“Nevertheless, your current insurance policies have been extraordinarily troubling in mild of unjustified tariffs,” Ball wrote.

To encourage extra constructive discussions, Ball has prolonged an invite to Trump to be part of him at a displaying of Broadway musical Come From Away.

“Right here in Newfoundland and Labrador we consider within the acquainted mantra {that a} rising tide lifts all boats,” Ball wrote.

“I can consider no higher method to enable you to respect this actuality than to invite you to accompany me to a displaying of the Broadway smash hit Come From Away.”

The musical, which gained a Tony Award in 2017 for finest course and obtained a complete of seven nominations, tells the story of the folks in Gander and surrounding space who helped 1000’s of stranded passengers throughout 9/11.

Ivanka Trump greets patrons, because the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, left, appears to be like on earlier than the beginning of Come From Away on Broadway on Wednesday, March 15, 2017. (Ryan Remiorz/Canadian Press)

Trump’s daughter Ivanka attended Come From Away in March final yr, alongside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Earlier than the displaying Trudeau took to the stage to talk in regards to the significance of the friendship between the U.S. and Canada.

Ball requested Trump to advise if he’d be fascinated by attending “in order that we are able to benefit from the present while discussing the virtues of a constructive and mutually useful commerce relationship.”

The tickets are provided at Trump’s leisure, Ball tweeted, and are “hopefully tariff free.”

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