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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada hosted Ivanka Trump as his guest of honor at Come from Away, a Broadway show about Canadians opening their borders and homes to foreigners in need. The first daughter sat in the audience last night between Trudeau and Nikki Haley, the American ambassador to the United Nations.

The audience, which included a delegation of 600 people brought to the show last night by the Canadian consulate general in New York and 125 world ambassadors, greeted Trudeau with a standing ovation. Many of the Canadians in attendance wore clothing bearing the maple leaf. Taking the stage for brief remarks before the performance, Trudeau chose not to discuss public policy. Instead, he praised the show's story, about a small town in Newfoundland that fed and housed thousands of air travelers from around the world, their flights diverted when North American airspace was closed during the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.

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