Twitter Fantasizes About Eventual Meetup Between Macron and Trudeau
On Sunday, Emmanuel Macron won the French presidential election, defeating far-right populist and nationalist candidate Marine LePen. Once he is inaugurated on May 14, the centrist politician will have to address his constituents’ worries about unemployment and terrorism in a divided country.
But across the Atlantic Ocean, the most pressing concern for many Twitter users was whether or not Macron (who will become France’s youngest president at age 39) is more attractive than Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Congratulations @EmmanuelMacron! Let’s meet soon, and keep working to grow & strengthen the deep ties between Canada and France.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) May 7, 2017
There are few things the Internet loves more than two good-looking, young-ish, and charismatic world leaders befriending each other–just look at the infatuation with Trudeau and former President Barack Obama. So when Trudeau congratulated Macron on his victory, the idea of two good-looking, young-ish, and charismatic world leaders, who also speak French befriending each other sent some people over the edge.
How is the internet going to cope when Macron & Trudeau eventually meet and discuss politics in French?
— cordney (@courtwhip) May 7, 2017
me when justin trudeau and emmanuel macron meet & speak french together pic.twitter.com/rM5WgPtNIh
— Dr. Mantis Toboggan (@beaarthur85) May 8, 2017
Let the Macron-Trudeau fan fiction begin! pic.twitter.com/NDvXsClpgb
— Jaime Woo (@jaimewoo) May 7, 2017
However, not everyone was enamored.
Trudeau has a 48% approval rating, and Macron’s agenda is unpopular and opposed by most French. But they’re good looking!
— Zaid Jilani (@ZaidJilani) May 9, 2017
Some are hoping the two leaders can get together to accomplish more than just a photo op or bromance.
Emmanuel Macron x Justin Trudeau goodness (credit to my former schoolmate Sulaiman Daud) pic.twitter.com/WAnICRz2ZU
— Adibah (@mmonchatsplash) May 8, 2017
BEST TRUDEAU-MACRON FANFIC:
Trudeau: Hey, man lets do some policy and not blow the world up or be insane
Macron: Oui oui
— St. Lucia (@luciaannv) May 9, 2017
Though President Donald Trump also took to Twitter to congratulate Macron, chances of a friendship between U.S. and France may not be as high. Trump had previously called Le Pen the “strongest” candidate in the election, praising her positions on terrorism and borders.