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Obama Endorses Trudeau in Unprecedented Endorsement

Obama Endorses Trudeau in Unprecedented Endorsement Photo: Government of Canada

Created: October 16, 2019 04:36 PM

TORONTO (AP) - Barack Obama is urging Canadians to reelect Prime Minster Justin Trudeau, an apparently unprecedented endorsement of a candidate in a Canadian election by a former American president.
    
Obama tweeted Wednesday that he was proud to work with Trudeau and described him as a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change.
    
Obama says the "world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term."
    
Trudeau is in a tough re-election fight ahead of Monday's parliamentary elections.
    
University of Toronto history professor Robert Bothwell says an endorsement of candidate in a Canadian election by a former U.S. president has never happened before.
 

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