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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Late American President Richard Nixon predicted @JustinTrudeau will be #Canada's PM one day #HNNPolitics

Pierre, Margaret and Justin Trudeau in April, 1972, around the time of the U.S. President's visit to Ottawa where Richard Nixon toasted baby Justin, correctly predicting he would become Prime Minister of Canada.
Credit: Harold Barkley
From the Toronto Star's coverage of the Ottawa gala which took place on April 12, 1972.
Credit: Toronto Star archives

As Justin Trudeau took calls of congratulations from world leaders Tuesday, a story emerged of a prediction for his future made a few months after his birth, by a former U.S. president.

It has already been dubbed “the Richard Nixon prophesy.” At a state dinner in Ottawa in 1972, when Justin Trudeau was just a few months old, the then-U.S. president toasted the baby’s arrival, and joked that Pierre Trudeau’s son would himself become prime minister someday.

It’s an obvious thing to say about the children of fellow heads of state — but it is also now the case that Nixon, who made errors and misjudgements that finally brought down his presidency, called Justin Trudeau’s ascension correctly.

Trudeau also won this election a day after his father's birthday October 18th

With files from Toronto Star

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