Barack Obama is urging Canadians to re-elect Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a seemingly unprecedented endorsement of a candidate at a Canadian election with a former president.
Obama tweeted Wednesday he had been pleased to use Trudeau and explained as a hard-working, powerful leader that takes on big issues such as climate change.
“The entire world needs his innovative leadership today, and I expect our neighbors to the north aid him for another word,” Obama wrote.
Trudeau later reacted with his tweet: “Because my buddy, we are working hard to maintain our progress “
Trudeau is at a challenging re-election struggle before Monday’s parliamentary elections.
“If I had been a Liberal (Party) campaigner I’d quietly point with pride to Obama’s approval. I don’t know whether I would run it as a significant political issue”
Bothwell stated you may need to go back over 100 years to locate an American president in a Canadian national election.
However, Bothwell stated he did not understand how explicit he had been.
Nelson Wiseman, a political science professor at the University of Toronto, known as Obama’s endorsement uncommon and stated it has not occurred earlier but he does not think that it will move the surveys.
“In reality, some individuals can feel that this is an unwarranted foreign invasion in Canada’s election,” Wiseman said.
Obama also supported Emmanuel Macron for president at France’s 2017 election and he cautioned British voters against financing exiting the European Union.
Trudeau formed a close relationship with Obama when he had been president and both were envisioned having dinner at Ottawa earlier this season.
The former president has been popular with lots of Canadians. Trudeau’s Liberal party posted Obama’s message to some celebration fundraising pitch which was emailed straight to prospective donors
Trudeau’s rival, Conservative leader Andrew Scheer said that he is”not really curious what former foreign leaders are saying” He said he’d allow Canadians judge whether Obama’s acceptance is suitable.