Canada’s right honourable Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest on the first show of their “Live Visits Niagara Falls” special. Broadcast in front of the majestic Niagara Falls, the morning pair had lots to talk about with Canada’s leader, including what his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau thinks of his moniker “sexiest politician alive.”
“She’s the only one who doesn’t believe it,” Trudeau joked. Adding, “she knows what I look like when I get up in the morning.”
Trudeau chatted about his childhood experiences during his father’s term as Canada’s PM, telling the crowd how it fostered the passion for teaching and why he wants his own kids to follow their own paths as well, whether that leads them to parliament or not.
Trudeau did show his feminist roots, talking about how “special” it would be to see Canada elect a woman Prime Minister.
“Although I will say, I have one daughter and there is something very special about imagining a woman Prime Minister. I think it’s long overdue,” he admits. “I just don’t think we have to wait that long. I think it should be sooner than that.”
The first sitting Canadian Prime Minister to appear on the daytime talk show, talk eventually did turn political with Trudeau stating Canada’s realationship with the United States “is unbeliveably deep” and that his relationship with its current leader, President Donald Trump is “good.”
“We have a good, constructive working relationship and that’s the important part of it,” said Trudeau. “There’s a lot of things we agree on.”
“Today is World Environment Day,” Trudeau added, saying “we don’t agree on that, because I think there’s a lot of good jobs in the environment that we’re building for. But we both agree that the most important responsibility of a leader is to create good jobs for middle-class people across our countries and we’re connected on that.”
He also shared his thoughts on the horrific attack in London over the weekend, saying that keeping Canada safe from similar tragedies is “the biggest responsibility.”
The PM stated that like many other things it’s a balance of “defending our security and keeping us Canadian.”
And leave it to Trudeau to know the secret to a good selfie. The PM snatched Seacrest’s phone to immortalize the moment.