Former United States President Barack Obama has yet to throw his support behind a Democratic presidential candidate, an endorsement undoubtedly coveted by the group, but he is speaking out about the Canadian elections.
In a tweet sent on Wednesday afternoon, Obama said he was “proud to work” with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and endorsed him in his re-election effort.
“He’s a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term,” Obama added.
I was proud to work with Justin Trudeau as President. He's a hard-working, effective leader who takes on big issues like climate change. The world needs his progressive leadership now, and I hope our neighbors to the north support him for another term.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) October 16, 2019
The tweet comes as Obama has refused to publically endorse his two-time running mate and former vice president, Joe Biden, in the U.S. presidential elections.
Biden was all-but-certain to get the endorsement but Obama has yet to do so, raising some speculation.
Some people online immediately made the comparison that Obama is willing to stand up for Trudeau but continues to snub Biden.
Poor Biden pic.twitter.com/oDUB3lk9f9
— Saladino for Congress (@JoeySalads) October 16, 2019
You hate to see it pic.twitter.com/SaeKaRJpRS
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 16, 2019
Here are how some more people responded:
Trudeau does blackface 4 times and still gets an endorsement over his VP lol
— random thoughts (@musings_n) October 16, 2019
Isn't this foreign influence in an election?
— Jake Lovell (@jakelovell) October 16, 2019
Honestly, I feel bad for him.
I mean, you have to feel bad for anyone that's just been stabbed in the back.
— Drake Vector (@LightofNaaru) October 16, 2019
Lock him up hes interfering in another countries election, how dare he!!!!
— Rion Knoell (@rion_knoell) October 16, 2019
— 🏦vilhelm the red 🏦 (@WillyKennon) October 16, 2019
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Poor Joe pic.twitter.com/Wj2D12esNG
— ariel jones 🕊 (@arieljones411) October 16, 2019