Obama officially endorses Justin Trudeau for Prime Minister

Former President of the United States Barack Obama tweeted his official endorsement of Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau Wednesday.

Former President of the United States Barack Obama tweeted his official endorsement of Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau Wednesday.

“He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change,” going on to say that “the world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbours to the north support him for another term.”

The endorsement isn’t the first of its kind for Obama, as he made a similar endorsement to now-President of France Emmanuel Macron during his 2017 campaign against National Front Leader Marine Le Pen.

“I’m not planning on getting involved in too many elections now that I don’t have to run for office again,” said Obama in the May 2017 post endorsing Macron.

As pointed out by several outlets during his first endorsement of a candidate in a foreign election, giving the nod in this nature is highly unusual, as incidents of such nature are few and far between.

With the election less than a week away, the nod seeks to boost Prime Minister Trudeau’s numbers, which have been in a decline since the blackface scandal broke a few weeks ago.