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Barack Obama endorses Justin Trudeau

Former president Barack Obama who has been reluctant to endorse any candidate vying to head the Democrats but has been quite happy to interfere in the elections in another country— Canada.

The former president went out of his way to tweet an endorsement of Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau.

“I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President,” Obama wrote on Wednesday afternoon. “He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term.”

Obama and Trudeau developed a close relationship while Obama was president. He hosted Trudeau for a state dinner at the White House in March 2016.

During that visit, Obama also publicly linked his own politics and agenda with that of the prime minister.

Their last in-person meeting as president and prime minister occurred at the APEC summit in Peru in November 2016, shortly after Donald Trump won that year’s American presidential election. Obama again publicly praised Trudeau before that meeting, but then privately told Trudeau that his leadership would be needed.

Trudeau and Obama had dinner in Montreal in March 2017 and then met again in Ottawa in June 2019.

It is uncertain if Obama’s endorsement will mark a turning point in the upcoming federal election and this endorsement has many puzzled and bewildered.

Is it appropriate for an ex-leader of a foreign country to be trying to sway elections in another? -CINEWS


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