How many US Presidents have referred to countries other than Canada as their "closest ally?"
Our neighbour to the south is a bit like Krusty the Clown - always focused on the next Danish. This, in spite of our having their back repeatedly, both abroad and right here at home. Except for 1812 - 1814, that is.
Some people get all spiteful about this, but I actually don't mind. It doesn't matter to me if they notice our subtle Canadian influence, 'cause we all know it's there.
Canadians are power brokers in Hollywood.
Washington runs on Canadian products.
Whether they recognize us or not, Canadians help pick the President.
So, yeah, the US is welcome to make all the noise they want; it doesn't change the fact that we're always on top.