Move over Justin Bieber — there’s a new super hot Justin who has risen to the top, and President Obama is picking him over you!
In a moving toast filled with some quippy jokes, President Obama addressed the star-studded group of attendees at the Canada state dinner at the White House on March 10m including Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, who was there with his stunning wife Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau. And in a way only Obama could, he actually brought up one of the most famous stars from Canada, Justin Bieber, in his toast. Read the excerpt below!
Here’s a section of President Obama’s speech:
So tonight, history comes full circle. Forty-four years ago, President Nixon made a visit to Ottawa. And he was hosted by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau. At a private dinner, there was a toast. ‘Tonight, we’ll dispense with the formalities,’ President Nixon said, ‘I’d like to propose a toast to the future Prime Minister of Canada — Justin Pierre Trudeau.’ He was four months at the time. All these years later, the prediction has come to pass. Mr. Prime Minister, after today, I think it’s fair to say that, here in America, you may well be the most popular Canadian named Justin.
Of course, this isn’t totally true even if it should be. But we all know that President Obama always uses his sense of humor in his statements; he also joked, “If things get out of hand, remember the prime minister used to work as a bouncer,” which received a ton of laughs in the room. Trevor Noah is a fan, as he revealed his crush on Justin during The Daily Show.
The night overall was filled with stunning stars — but not Bieber. Alberta’s own Michael J. Fox, Grey’s Anatomy star and Ontario native, Sandra Oh, SNL’s Lorne Michaels, Mike Myers and his wife, former NBA star Grant Hill and his wife Tamia, and of course, Ryan Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively, who pretty much won the night for best dressed.
So, do you think Justin Bieber is more popular or are you all about Justin Trudeau?