The Canadian Prime minister is probably the most media-friendly world leader today, and he was the delight of social media once again for his costume pick for this year’s Halloween.
Too socialist for some, a total corporate shrill to others, the only thing for certain is that this guy knows how to handle social media. From his subtle digs at Trump on Twitter, to his well-documented predilection for flashy, thematic socks, Justin Trudeau is probably the politician with the most favourable public image in the world today.
On Tuesday morning he was photographed on the street with his hair slicked and wearing Clark Kent’s iconic black rim glasses, but the costume didn’t stop at that. When he arrived for work at the House of Commons he couldn’t resist opening his shirt to reveal the Superman logo to all the photographers present.
Justin Trudeau arrived for House duties today dressed as Clark Kent for Halloween. (via CBC News) pic.twitter.com/iCjUxVov73
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) October 31, 2017
The Prime Minister was also spotted later in the evening trick-or-treating with his wife Sophie Grégoire and their three children, Xavier, Ella-Grace and Hadrien.
““I’m a journalist this year, you guys should love that,” Trudeau said to reporters.
1st Star Wars, then Petit Prince, now a Clark Kent costume for Justin Trudeau. pic.twitter.com/Uw5g9tTRxX
— Andrew Foote (@amkfoote) October 31, 2017
Of course, Twitter went on a meltdown at Trudeau’s antics, with praise coming from all corners.
Canada is so hot right now
— Chris (@Awesomenessly00) November 1, 2017
I want to marry him but my husband would get mad.
— Erik Larson (@eelarson) October 31, 2017
Be still my heart. Is he coming to save us??
— Barbara Marshall (@BBbmarsh) October 31, 2017
He definitely looks the part!
— GoodbyeBaseball (@LWOSmwilson1113) October 31, 2017
Conservative politicians in Canada failed to find the joke though, as the country is amidst a fierce debate over the government’s proposed tax reform.
Trudeau is pushing hard for a tax plan that he says will avoid wealthy individuals and big corporations to unfairly reduce their tax obligations by incorporating small businesses. The project has been one of the government’s most controversial moves, as conservatives but liberal economic analysts as well have warned that the initiative will do the exact opposite, which is to hit the finances of the middle class.
Earlier in October, the Prime Minister’s cabinet did announce they would tweak the tax plan to address all the backlash it received at the House of Commons and the media.