Barack Obama endorses his ‘friend’ Justin Trudeau four days before elections
Former US President Barack Obama endorsed Justin Trudeau four days before Canada goes to polls. He tweeted his support for Trudeau calling him an “effective leader and a strong voice for democratic values.”
As the Liberals are running neck to neck with their conservative counterparts in almost all the polls, this high-profile tweet might be helpful for them. Obama further said in this tweet that he wishes Justin Trudeau “the best in Canada’s upcoming election,” and that he is “proud of the work we did together.”
Obama’s endorsement might help Liberals to pull some votes away from NDP given that Obama is a “progressive icon” who remains popular across Canada.
Obama also endorsed Trudeau back in 2019 and having an endorsement from a black President meant a lot during that time as Trudeau was coming out of a scandal after old photos of him in blackface and brownface emerged during the campaign.
The Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole also received an endorsement from former prime minister Brian Mulroney last week.
It's been more than 5 years since Barack Obama was President and this endorsement coming four days before the elections, some critics say that this time it might not be as effective as it was in 2019.