Earlier this morning, President Obama arrived in Canada to meet Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto for Obama’s final North American leaders’ summit. And as the three men went to shake hands, the moment every U.S. citizen has been waiting for finally arrived: Justin Trudeau fucked up.
Justin Trudeau, the newly elected Prime Minister of Canada, received a wave of universally positive press last week after he appeared to explain the mechanics of quantum computing in an impromptu answer during a press conference held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. Trudeau’s remarkably erudite explanation, captured in an instantaneously viral video, suggested a deep personal interest in the subject, one unrelated to any obvious publicity benefits. According to the sharp-eyed Canadian blogger J.J. McCullough, however, everything about the press conference—the setting, the question, and the answer—was choreographed by Trudeau himself.
In this golden age of Obama giving nary a fuck about anything at all, the president took some time out of his playdate with Smallville understudy Justin Trudeau to give his new standup routine a spin. The highlight of which was, of course, poking fun at a birther movement that (finally) had nothing to do with him.
Newly elected Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is currently visiting President Barack Obama at the White House. Below please find a gallery of photos from the leaders’ joint statement on climate change this morning. As The New York Times notes, this is the first time a Canadian leader has visited Washington in 19 years—how lucky! We are truly living in North America’s Belle Époque.
Is the woman pictured above Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s mother? Heh, no. That’s Kim Cattrall, the Canadian actress best known for her role on Sex and the City and best known in my heart for doing this. In a feature on the prime minister last night, however, CBS’ 60 Minutes misidentified her as Margaret Trudeau.