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Justin Trudeau Is King Of The Political Sock Game No More

04/07/2017 5:09 PM IST | Updated 04/07/2017 9:39 PM IST
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Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, right, showed off his Canadian-themed socks during a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday.

Ireland’s new prime minister showed off a strong sock game during his first official meeting with Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau.

Trudeau may be famed for wearing themed socks to engagements, but it was Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar who won the sock stakes in Dublin on Tuesday.

Varadkar, who became Ireland’s first openly gay prime minister in June, donned a mountie and maple leaf print pair in honor of his guest.

Trudeau, meanwhile, went with some simple stripes:

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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, left, was upstaged by Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar's sock game.

It was an apparent response to Trudeau wearing “Star Wars” socks when he met Varadkar’s predecessor, Enda Kenny, in Montreal on May 4, the date popular with sci-fi fans as being Star Wars Day.”

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Justin Trudeau wore these "Star Wars"-themed socks while meeting former Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny in May.

The Canadian prime minister landed in Dublin with his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, and their youngest son, 3-year-old Hadrien, for a three-day visit on Monday.

It’s safe to say that local Twitter users were delighted with Trudeau’s arrival on the Emerald Isle:

Following talks with Varadkar which are expected to focus on a free trade deal between Canada and the European Union and the United Kingdom’s leaving of the European Union, Trudeau will travel to the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.

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