Between Justin Trudeau’s yoga poses and the Canadian Prime Minister’s funny videos, it’s safe to say the political leader never misses an opportunity to create a media buzz.
And it’s for the second installment of the Invictus Games, which will take place in Florida beginning May 8, that Trudeau is taking to social media again to his fans’ delight.
In a video posted on Twitter, Trudeau gets involved in an inter-country challenge between the Obamas and Prince Harry and swears Canada will “bring it” to the competition.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 2, 2016
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Trudeau addressed “our friends in the U.S. and the U.K.,” referring to Her Majesty the Queen, Prince Harry, President Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama, surrounded by members of the Canadian team.
The Canadian heartthrob then joins in with a push-up before pretending to drop a microphone – an obvious reference to President Obama’s mic drop at his last Correspondents’ Dinner a couple of days ago, at which he proved once again his sense of humor. Obama’s speech was filled with jokes about his wife Michelle, daughter Malia, and presidency candidates Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Bernie Sanders, the Indian Express reported.
Trudeau’s video was a response to an exchange between the Queen, Prince Harry, and the Obamas. It all began when the Obamas sent their videos threatening to “bring it,” to which the Queen and Harry responded with their own message released by the Kensington Palace Twitter account.
— The First Lady (@FLOTUS) April 29, 2016
In the video, the prince is seen with his grandmother when he receives a message from “Michelle,” in which she warns the royal family to “be careful what they wish for.”
The Queen, smiling, looks amused. “Oh really! Please,” replies the Monarch before Harry does his own mic drop and says “Boom.”
2017 Invictus Games: Toronto
Justin Trudeau was joined by Prince Harry in Toronto on Monday to promote the Invictus Games, which were created in 2014 by the royal. They are a multi-sport event in which wounded, injured, or sick armed services personnel and veterans compete. The Games will be held in Toronto in 2017 and will welcome more competitors than ever with 600 participants from 16 countries.
Trudeau praised Harry’s initiative and said welcoming the games was “an opportunity […] to recognize the extraordinary service, the extraordinary strength and resilience of those who choose to serve their country.”
Prince Harry set up the competition after having to retire from the Army, where he was working as a forward air controller, in 2008. The prince has many times spoken out about the guilt he felt leaving his fellow countrymen behind. He later set up the Invictus Games to honor the wounded of the war.
Justin Trudeau is the latest politician to please and surprise both the media and the public. The Canadian PM regularly delivers where we least expect him, like this time he explained quantum computing, as the Inquisitr reported. Trudeau joined a list of celebrities who openly practice yoga when he posted a picture of himself in peacock pose, holding his entire body in a plank while balanced on his two hands.
The Trudeaumania isn’t set to weaken anytime soon, but with its modern and feminist leader elected just a few months ago, how will Canada fare in the future? Is Justin Trudeau the politician we’ve all been waiting for?
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