DC Daily: President Trump meets with Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau at White House

Posted at 8:08 AM, Feb 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-13 14:15:29-05

The Senate could vote Monday to confirm two more of President Trump's cabinet nominees. Meanwhile, Trump is set to meet with Canada's prime minister in Washington, D.C., in an encounter featuring two world leaders with opposite viewpoints on a number of major issues.

What's happening today:

Trump and Trudeau meet at White House
-- On Monday, President Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet face to face for the first time. Trump and Trudeau will take part in a roundtable discussion about women in the work force. The two leaders will also talk about trade between their two countries.

Security concerns raised over Trump's patio situation room after missile
-- President Trump's patio strategy session at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday evening is drawing scrutiny for its open-air nature, including aides' use of cell phone flashlights to illuminate potentially sensitive documents.

As Trump discussed a response to North Korea's missile test with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, other diners looked on freely.

Canadian school district cancels U.S. trips over travel ban
-- The Greater Essex County District School, has canceled all field trips to the U.S. until there's "clarity" on President Trump's travel ban. The decision by the Greater Essex County District School Board stands until administrators know for sure whether students will be able to travel safely across the border. A trip to the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and a trip to see "The Lion King" at the Detroit Opera House have both been canceled.

Trump too busy to tweet?
-- According to CNN, Monday was the first time since he took office that the president did not tweet before 8:15 a.m. Eastern time on a weekday.

Trump's weekday morning tweets by time (Eastern), as compiled by CNN:
February 10 - 8:15 a.m.
February 9 - 6:57 a.m.
February 8 - 7:03 a.m.
February 7 - 7:11 a.m.
February 6 - 7:01 a.m.
February 3 - 6:24 a.m.
February 2 - 6:13 a.m.
February 1 - 7:50 a.m.
January 31 - 6:21 a.m.
January 30 - 7:16 a.m.
January 27 - 8:12 a.m.
January 26 - 6:04 a.m.
January 25 - 7:10 a.m.
January 24 - 6:11 a.m.
January 23 - 6:38 a.m.
January 20 - 7:31 a.m.

President's approval rating hits new low in latest poll
-- Gallup's daily tracking poll found that just 40% of Americans approve of President Trump's job as president so far, compared to 55% who say the disapprove. The negative 15-point spread is the highest recorded in the poll since Trump took office January 20.

Melissa McCarthy returns to "SNL" as Sean Spicer
-- After her portrayal of White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer drew rave reviews, Melissa McCarthy was back on Saturday Night Live on Feb. 11 and went against Spicer's suggestion that she "dial back" her antics.

Check out McCarthy as Spicer from this weekend's SNL:

Another business removes Trump products
-- Add Sears to the list of businesses that have severed ties with Trump products. Sears Holdings, the company that owns retail stores Sears and Kmart, reportedly said this weekend that it would remove 31 Trump-branded items from its website.