Is the US exporting its toxic politics to Canada?
David Cohen, the US ambassador to Canada, doesn't think the indictment of former President Donald Trump will affect his job. But that doesn't mean that US politics in general are not having ripple effects on its northern neighbor, he tells Ian Bremmer on GZERO World.
Ian presses Cohen on two things related to the indictment: First, how the return of Trump might affect the relationship with Canada. Second, the extent to which the US is exporting its political divisions.
Canadian Ambassador to the US Kirsten Hillman agrees that, as Ian puts it, Canada sneezes when the US catches a cold. Indeed, Canadians consume a lot of American media, although in Quebec they also consume a lot of French media.
The two ambassadors agree: Political polarization is a global phenomenon — and a serious threat to democracy.
Watch the full interview with Ambassadors Cohen and Hillman on the latest episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, airing on public television in the US. Check local listings.