People on Twitter already had a field day when it came to Justin Trudeau’s handshake with Donald Trump, as they met at the White House.
Justin Trudeau is looking at Trump's hand like he just read the Russian Dossier pic.twitter.com/XGpGF7O7LG— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 13, 2017
Then, the US president’s press secretary Sean Spicer stumbled over his words at a press briefing. And it resulted in what appears to sound like him calling the Canadian prime minister “Joe Trudeau”. Oops.
Sean Spicer just now: "Yesterday the president had an incredibly productive set of meetings and discussions with PM Joe Trudeau of Canada."— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 14, 2017
Joe Trudeau.— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) February 14, 2017
Yep, Twitter was quick to notice the accidental blunder.
Alternative Names. https://t.co/s4FtHd0lf7— lawlaw (@Law2PM) February 14, 2017
People started claiming that they know who this “Joe” is.
I remember Joe Trudeau. We were in grade school together. Not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but a really decent guy. https://t.co/OVlcovyeJk— John Ibbitson (@JohnIbbitson) February 14, 2017
Joe Trudeau is a saltier, more down-to-earth twin who works with his hands. Together, they are TRUE DEUX, a Canadian Bachelor spinoff.— Emily Nussbaum (@emilynussbaum) February 14, 2017
Joe Trudeau is Justin's suave mirror-verse twin. pic.twitter.com/eXNFzyMcaG— Kayleigh Donaldson (@Ceilidhann) February 14, 2017
Some people seemed to have Spicer’s back…
please don't mock Spicer. "Joe Trudeau" is what we call our Prime Minister up here, he's down with the lingo, he's hip, everything's fine, https://t.co/v6TvFORQBB— regular gem (@Choplogik) February 14, 2017
Others thought about the opportunities this apparent blunder could create.
Meanwhile, any opportunity to post on Twitter about a certain ex-vice president will be seized…
Joe Trudeau: pic.twitter.com/6bPcRdWPbT— Kristina (@stinaknits) February 14, 2017
"He called him Joe Trudeau!" pic.twitter.com/7QOJwFpMKu— Norm Kelly (@norm) February 15, 2017