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Obama and Justin Trudeau Crack Justin Bieber Jokes at State Dinner

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Obama and Justin Trudeau Crack Justin Bieber Jokes at State Dinner

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As Americans grapple with the harsh realities of the upcoming election, Canada has been rubbing their charming, handsome Prime Minister in Washington’s face. As a Canadian, I’m cool with it.

The who’s who of Canada attended last night’s state dinner, including Mike Myers, Michael J. Fox and Lorne Michaels (lots of Mikes in Canada, evidently). Not in attendance was one of the country’s more questionable contributions to pop culture: Justin Bieber (I personally do not question Biebs. I love that guy).

We take care of our own up there, so when Trudeau took the podium, he urged guests to leave poor Bieber alone:

“Over $2.4 billion worth of goods and services cross the border every day — evidence of one of the largest and most mutually beneficial trading relationships in the world. And one of our most popular exports to the United States, and I need you to stop teasing him, has been another Justin. Now, no, no, that kid has had a great year. And of course, leave it to a Canadian to reach international fame with a song called ‘Sorry.'”

That’s right, our PM is not only handsome and charming, he’s a little bit funny, too. Sorry guys, Canada is awesome. Sorry.

Apparently the state dinner was doubling as the sequel to the infamous Bieber Roast, because Obama got in on the fun too, saying, “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.” Sorry, It’s true.