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Americans are literally begging Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to run for US President

Nick Duffy March 18, 2016
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A group of dissatisfied US voters have made it their mission to draft Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the US Presidential election.

Prime Minister Trudeau – who came to power in Canada last year –  has put equality at the heart of his leadership: championing LGBT rights and feminism, appointing a diverse, expert-led gender-balanced cabinet, speaking out against homophobia, and making history by marching at Pride.

It appears that his principles have also gone down well across the border – as he was accosted by two men during a trip to New York

Apparently unsatisfied with the current field of US Presidential candidates, the two men approached Mr Trudeau in a New York delicatessen.

In the clip, the men confess how “terrible” the current slate of Presidential hopefuls are, and literally beg the Canadian leader to run.

They said: “All those guys are so bad. They’re so terrible. Please. They’re boring, weird… we have to settle for them.”

While the Constitution states that the President must be a “natural born US citizen”, that hasn’t stopped Republican Ted Cruz – who was born in Canada to a Cuban father and an American mother, but whom has US citizenship.

When Mr Trudeau points out his is ineligible, the men persevere: “We’ll do anything. We’re begging you…. we’re literally begging you.”

Though amused by the pair, Mr Trudeau did not take the occasion to launch his campaign.

He joked: “I don’t know if you noticed, but I actually have a job, and it’s a pretty good one.”

Boo hoo.

Some have speculated that the pair – filmed by a number of conveniently-placed journalists – may be pranksters, but given the ‘Canada Party’ running for election, the sentiment is very real.

Related topics: Americas, Canada, Canada, election, Gay, Justin Trudeau, LGBT, president, Trudeau, US, US, US Election 2016

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