Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is in Toronto this week, and met with newly elected Premier Doug Ford on Thursday.
“I had my first meeting with the new Premier of Ontario today in Toronto,” tweeted Trudeau. “Doug Ford and I talked about a variety of issues affecting Ontarians and how we can work together to create jobs and improve the lives of people across the province.”
And like any other daytime meeting for the PM, he was suited up.
I had my first meeting with the new Premier of Ontario today in Toronto. Doug Ford and I talked about a variety of issues affecting Ontarians and how we can work together to create jobs and improve the lives of people across the province. pic.twitter.com/ZA31h8iYGf
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) July 5, 2018
But that wasn’t the case a few hours later, when he was “spotted” jogging shirtless along one of the city’s beaches.
In a video, Trudeau is seen jogging, with what looks like about three security personnel, before heading off on his own.
And while the video is ‘so Trudeau,’ having done similar public runs in the past, it’s potentially just well-placed timing for these stunts.
The Prime Minister recently responded to groping allegations stemming from an incident 18 years ago, at a charity event in Creston, BC.
Social media users quickly made the connection between the shirtless stunt and Trudeau’s recent headlines.
This is how Trudeau changes the headlines from #CarbonTax to anything unimportant. He is a was of time to Canada
Justin Trudeau spotted jogging shirtless at Cherry Beach https://t.co/TybOpiPPWt
— Spicy 🌶 (@cpelchat1) July 6, 2018
Justin Trudeau spotted jogging shirtless at Cherry Beach.
— Anna Lozyk Romeo 🇨🇦 (@amlozyk) July 6, 2018
Last summer, Trudeau was taking a jog along the Stanley Park seawall in Vancouver when he ran past a group of teenagers getting ready to snap some photos before prom.
And in 2016, a surf-ready shirtless Justin Trudeau was accidentally photographed in a Tofino wedding photoshoot.
Whether or not these stunts are intentional, some Canadians seem to enjoy them.
why r ppl angry abt trudeau jogging shirtless in 30+ degrees weather?? thank u for blessing us babe
— ♡ (@sadyurei) July 6, 2018