We’re only a few hours into Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s three-day state visit to Washington, and he and President Obama’s budding bromance is already back in full-swing.
my goal is to find someone who looks at me the way justin trudeau looks at obama pic.twitter.com/RSqBzvIG6Q
— Taylor Trudon (@taylortrudon) March 10, 2016
First up, during the official welcome ceremony at the White House, Obama chirped Trudeau about his nation’s supposed hockey superiority.
“Now, I don’t want to gloss over the very real differences between Americans and Canadians. There are some things that we will probably never agree on — whose beer is better, who’s better at hockey,” he told the chuckling crowd. “Where’s the Stanley Cup right now? I’m sorry. Is it in my hometown, with the Chicago Blackhawks?”
The PM didn’t miss a beat, though, and fired back by pointing out exactly who won that Cup for the ‘Hawks.
“We know with certainty that there’s a high demand for Canadian goods down here,” Trudeau said. “A few that come to mind that President Obama just rightly recognized as being extraordinary contributors to the American success story [are] Jonathan Toews, Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp of the Chicago Blackhawks.”
Then the two heartbreakers decided to cause the entire female population of the internet to collectively swoon by casually kissing some babies.
— Mashable (@mashable) March 10, 2016
It's so cute how excited Trudeau gets when he sees Obama holding a baby. https://t.co/rOcgencVIf
— Ty (@TD_Fields) March 10, 2016
Obama, Trudeau, and a baby?!?! It's too much! https://t.co/ouOf7N5fZk
— Ellen Albritton (@EllenAlbritton) March 10, 2016
@FracturCritical My ovaries exploded when Obama grabbed the baby and Trudeau was all "OMG BABY!".
— Celticfeminist (@celticfeminist) March 10, 2016
But JT and Barry weren’t the only ones bonding today.
At an event this morning promoting girls’ education around the world, Michelle Obama introduced Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau as “my soulmate right now,” and joked that they’d “already gotten into trouble” together.
Looks like we’ve got ourselves a pair of best couple friends.
Can’t wait to see all the vacay pics, you guys.