President Trump referred to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as "Justin from Canada" at the outset of his remarks on Saturday.
Speaking to U.S. military personnel at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Sigonella, Italy, Trump apparently spotted a helicopter and pondered who was inside.
"I'm trying to figure out who's in that helicopter that's coming in," he said. "It may be Prime Minister [Shinzo] Abe. It may be Justin from Canada. Great people. We made a lot of good friends this week."
His remark drew attention online, with some joking it sounded like the name of a person calling into a radio show, or that Trump was perhaps thinking of pop singer Justin Bieber.
— John Roberts (@johnrobertsFox) May 27, 2017
Trump just referred to Canadian PM Trudeau as "Justin from Canada"
— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) May 27, 2017
Trump: I'm trying to figure out who is coming in on that helicopter..it may be Abe, it may be Justin from Canada…
— Meagan Fitzpatrick (@fitzpatrick_m) May 27, 2017
We already have one too many "Justin from Canada" in this country https://t.co/mq6itay9RK
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) May 27, 2017
Are we positive Trump wasn't referring to a certain Justin from Canada with the last name Bieber? https://t.co/2YWuJjSULW
— Lily Herman (@lkherman) May 27, 2017
Trump: Justin from Canada, you're on with Don & The Mad Dog.
Justin from Canada: Yeah, thoughts on Kaepernick? I'll hang up and listen. https://t.co/T9uLzfM274
— Andy Jerome Carlson (@AndyCarlsonShow) May 27, 2017