I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. 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.— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 16, 2019
Obama praised Trudeau as a "hard-working, effective leader," who he was "proud to work with" during their overlapping tenures, and who shares his progressive views on things like climate change.
"I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term," his tweet continues.
The post garnered more than 80,000 likes and 13,000 retweets in just over an hour, and reactions are mixed.
Some Canadians are happily praising the news, agreeing that Trudeau represents much-needed progressive values (which current U.S. leadership is sorely lacking).
Yes we will support, @JustinTrudeau, Mr. President. No Trumpism in Canada.— Trent Capelli 🇨🇦 (@TrentCapelli) October 16, 2019
Others are wondering if elections north of the border are really much of the former president's business.
Why are you meddling in a foreign election, Barry?— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 16, 2019
Some users have also pointed out that Obama has yet to endorse a candidate in his own country's forthcoming election.
JT must have called in a big favour! i am surprised at you sir. You haven't even endorsed a candidate in your own Democratic run but here you are endorsing a candidate in our federal election?— debra (@just_debra) October 16, 2019
Mr Obama— Larry Vaughan KCSt.G C.E.T. (@LarryRVaughan) October 16, 2019
I respect you and your accomplishments I admire you for your oratory skills.
I question your support of our racist PM that wore "black face" has ignored our indigenous peoples. He has bought our media for his own use. This would not be tolerated during your Presidency
Evidently, some bromances never die.
by Becky Robertson via blogTO