New political bromance flourishes at G7 summit

Leaders of the seven most powerful countries convened in the Sicilian town of Taormina for the G7 meetings. But on the sidelines of diplomatic talks, a new bromance seemed to have flourished between Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron, France’s newly inaugurated president.

Trudeau and Macron met for the first time at the summit. On Friday, Trudeau wrote on Twitter he had a sit-down with Macron, where the two talked about “jobs, security and climate.”

{“url”:”https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/868103177144610816″,”author_name”:”Justin Trudeau”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau”,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”&#gt;&#lt;p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”&#gt;Sitting down with &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron”&#gt;@EmmanuelMacron&#lt;/a&#gt; for the first time, talking jobs, security & climate – looking forward to more conversations, my friend. &#lt;a href=”https://t.co/8ih8iEZ4aw”&#gt;pic.twitter.com/8ih8iEZ4aw&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau/status/868103177144610816″&#gt;May 26, 2017&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”width”:550,”height”:null,”type”:”rich”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”version”:”1.0″}

That same day, Trudeau and Macron stepped away to take a walk with the beautiful Italian scenery as backdrop.

Macron posted a video of the stroll with his Canadian counterpart, and wrote: “The Franco-Canadian friendship has a new face. @JustinTrudeau, we have to meet the challenges of our generation!”

{“url”:”https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron/status/868036003075903488″,”author_name”:”Emmanuel Macron”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron”,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”&#gt;&#lt;p lang=”fr” dir=”ltr”&#gt;L'amitie franco-canadienne a un nouveau visage. &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/JustinTrudeau”&#gt;@JustinTrudeau&#lt;/a&#gt;, à nous de relever les defis de notre generation ! &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/G7Taormina?src=hash”&#gt;#G7Taormina&#lt;/a&#gt; &#lt;a href=”https://t.co/8EdQopviov”&#gt;pic.twitter.com/8EdQopviov&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/EmmanuelMacron/status/868036003075903488″&#gt;May 26, 2017&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”width”:550,”height”:null,”type”:”rich”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”version”:”1.0″}

Social media users swiftly took notice of the brewing bromance.

{“url”:”https://twitter.com/sherlockify/status/868054639228440576″,”author_name”:”tessa”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/sherlockify”,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”&#gt;&#lt;p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”&#gt;Apparently Justin Trudeau and Emmanuel Macron flew to Sicily for their wedding photoshoot. &#lt;a href=”https://t.co/7trjOsXlfi”&#gt;pic.twitter.com/7trjOsXlfi&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;— tessa (@sherlockify) &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/sherlockify/status/868054639228440576″&#gt;May 26, 2017&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”width”:550,”height”:null,”type”:”rich”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”version”:”1.0″}

Many, including CNN’s Tara Mulholland, wrote about the way Macron and Trudeau looked at each other.

{“url”:”https://twitter.com/tara_mulholland/status/868037589659525120″,”author_name”:”Tara Mulholland”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/tara_mulholland”,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”&#gt;&#lt;p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”&#gt;Macron and Trudeau's summery stroll in Sicily looks insanely romantic &#lt;a href=”https://t.co/9RZsi7OIJM”&#gt;pic.twitter.com/9RZsi7OIJM&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;— Tara Mulholland (@tara_mulholland) &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/tara_mulholland/status/868037589659525120″&#gt;May 26, 2017&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”width”:550,”height”:null,”type”:”rich”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”version”:”1.0″}

Others recalled another political bromance Trudeau was part of.

{“url”:”https://twitter.com/marlaerwin/status/868100115910852608″,”author_name”:”Marla Erwin”,”author_url”:”https://twitter.com/marlaerwin”,”html”:”&#lt;blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”&#gt;&#lt;p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”&#gt;Macron looks at Trudeau the way Trudeau used to look at Obama. It's like seeing your ex out with someone new. � &#lt;a href=”https://t.co/OLRW4veFI9″&#gt;pic.twitter.com/OLRW4veFI9&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/p&#gt;— Marla Erwin (@marlaerwin) &#lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/marlaerwin/status/868100115910852608″&#gt;May 26, 2017&#lt;/a&#gt;&#lt;/blockquote&#gt;n&#lt;script async src=”//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js” charset=”utf-8″&#gt;&#lt;/script&#gt;”,”width”:550,”height”:null,”type”:”rich”,”cache_age”:”3153600000″,”provider_name”:”Twitter”,”provider_url”:”https://twitter.com”,”version”:”1.0″}

Users drew comparisons between Trudeau and Macron, describing the two as young and good-looking politicians with progressive ideas. Earlier this month, Macron announced his Cabinet was comprised evenly of men and women. Trudeau did the same in 2015 when he took office.

Only time will tell if Trudeau and Macron are the new Obama and Biden.