On Wednesday, former United States President Barack Obama has urged vote bank of Canada to back Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for another term in office, called him an “effective leader.”
Obama tweets, “I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change.”
Justin Trudeau is running a neck-to-neck fight with Conservative leader Andrew Scheer ahead of the election on October 21. Obama said, “The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term.
PM Trudeau replied, “Thanks my friend, we’re working hard to keep our progress going.” His Liberal Party has also promoted the endorsement on social media platforms.
Obama and PM Trudeau first met as leaders of their respective nations at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in November 2015, one month after the Canadian Prime Minister has won his first election.
After four months, PM Trudeau became the first Canadian leader in 20-years to make an official pomp-filled visit to the White House.
The warmth of the encounter has prompted a flood of online jokes and tongue-in-cheek reports of a budding “bromance” between the two top leaders.
Barack Obama saluted JustinTrudeau as his political and generational relation, even though the American is 10-years older. Both champion the significance of issues like gay rights, health care, and climate change.
The former US President has said, “He campaigned on a message of hope and of change,” adding that “from my perspective, what’s not to like.”
The pair last met for a beer reportedly in May when Barack Obama was in Ottawa to deliver a speech.
Obama and PM Trudeau’s relationship stands in sharp contrast to the Canadian Prime Minister’s troubled ties with the current United States President Donald Trump.