Canada’s Justin Trudeau Joins Twitter Battle With Obamas and Royals

By Giuliana Manca
Giuliana Manca
Giuliana Manca
May 3, 2016 Updated: May 3, 2016

The greatest of allies, the United States and the United Kingdom, recently had some top-notch Twitter banter. 

On April 29, a good old peacock session started over who will “bring it” at the 2016 Invictus Games.  

United States President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama started the feud by calling out the British Royal Family, specifically Prince Harry, on Twitter. 

Dropping mics and pulling war faces, the Obama’s uniformed aides definitely seem ready for the Invictus Games.

“Boom!” said the tallest, in the center background.  

Prince Harry, a bit flustered but riled up nonetheless, responded shortly after.

The @Kensington Palace twitter handle was created in June 2015 to update the Twitterverse on the lives and times of Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge—Prince William, his brother, and Kate Middleton, his sister-in-law. 

It didn’t take long for “H” to dish out a response to FLOTUS and POTUS. Harry artfully enlists his grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, to top the leader of the free world. 

Many British news sources are naming the royals as the winners of the Twitter battle. Yet they didn’t anticipate Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau getting in on the action.

Three days after the Brits and the Americans, Trudeau tweeted a video of Canada “bringing it.” 

The Canadians literally drop microphones in the May 2 upload. Canada being a bilingual country, there is a French version as well. 

Though slightly awkward, the sight of the Canadian prime minister doing push-ups along side members Canada’s 2016 Invictus Team most definitely brings it. 

Canada’s pump-up video came just hours before the announcement that Toronto will host the 2017 Invictus Games. 

While the exchange between the heads of states was certainly staged, their promotion of the 2016 Invictus Games was delightful nonetheless. 

The Invictus games is an international multi-sport event created by Prince Harry for sick and injured armed services personnel and veterans.

While the first Invictus Games—September 2014—was held in London, the 2016 edition will occur in Orlando, Fla., from May 8 to 12.

Giuliana Manca
Giuliana Manca