- Prime Minister’s Office Handout (Reuters)
Another day, another reason to bring the Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau “bromance” jokes back on the internet.
This time, the photos surfaced after the Canadian prime minister and former American president were seen having dinner and drinks together at Montreal’s Liverpool House restaurant on June 6.
Obama came to the Québec metropolis to give a speech on fighting climate change at the Montreal Chamber of Commerce, following current President Donald Trump’s announcement he was pulling the US out of the Paris Agreement a week before. The day before, Trudeau kayaked across the Niagara River to celebrate World Environment Day, again expressing his opposition to Trump’s position on climate change.
While Trudeau did not attend Obama’s speech, he later met Obama at the chichi Liverpool House restaurant, where they allegedly had steak, lobster spaghetti, Kamouraska halibut with morels, oysters, crab, and asparagus.
According to Global News, crowds waited over an hour for the two leaders to emerge from the restaurant, and tried to take pictures as they were coming outside. Both Obama and Trudeau later tweeted that they discussed ways to get young leaders involved in their communities, and released a photos of the two inside:
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) June 7, 2017
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) June 7, 2017
As the photos of the two leaders started making the rounds on Twitter and Instagram, many have jumped at the chance to add their witty repartee:
its like obama and trudeau saw all the memes and said “let’s do dinner, for the fandom”
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) June 7, 2017
Obama: “What do you recommend?”
Trudeau: “I hear the covfefe is pretty good” pic.twitter.com/aGUgmZdBns
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) June 7, 2017
So I heard Obama and Trudeau went out for a meal…. pic.twitter.com/9oxoRETIRm
— Cali-Conservative (@CaliConsrvative) June 7, 2017
Since Trudeau took over as Canada’s Prime Minister in 2015, many have used photos of the two leaders to joke about a budding “bromance” between the two liberals.