Americans are literally begging Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to run for US President

Illustrated rainbow pride flag on a pink background.

A group of dissatisfied US voters have made it their mission to draft Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the US Presidential election.

Prime Minister Trudeau – who came to power in Canada last year –  has put equality at the heart of his leadership: championing LGBT rights and feminism, appointing a diverse, expert-led gender-balanced cabinet, speaking out against homophobia, and making history by marching at Pride.

It appears that his principles have also gone down well across the border – as he was accosted by two men during a trip to New York

Apparently unsatisfied with the current field of US Presidential candidates, the two men approached Mr Trudeau in a New York delicatessen.
Americans are literally begging Canadian PM Justin Trudeau to run for US President
In the clip, the men confess how “terrible” the current slate of Presidential hopefuls are, and literally beg the Canadian leader to run.

They said: “All those guys are so bad. They’re so terrible. Please. They’re boring, weird… we have to settle for them.”

While the Constitution states that the President must be a “natural born US citizen”, that hasn’t stopped Republican Ted Cruz – who was born in Canada to a Cuban father and an American mother, but whom has US citizenship.

When Mr Trudeau points out his is ineligible, the men persevere: “We’ll do anything. We’re begging you…. we’re literally begging you.”

Though amused by the pair, Mr Trudeau did not take the occasion to launch his campaign.

He joked: “I don’t know if you noticed, but I actually have a job, and it’s a pretty good one.”

Boo hoo.

Some have speculated that the pair – filmed by a number of conveniently-placed journalists – may be pranksters, but given the ‘Canada Party’ running for election, the sentiment is very real.