White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has the ever-challenging job of answering for and announcing every controversial step the president and his administration take. With President Trump in the Oval Office, Spicer's gig can't be easy — and it seems like it might be getting to him. On Tuesday, Spicer appeared to misspeak during his daily press briefing to the media by calling Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau the misnomer of "Joe." Needless to say, you don't have to be Canadian to appreciate the Joe Trudeau jokes that resulted from Spicer's error.
Spicer brought up the Canadian prime minister when discussing the president's day-to-day schedule, a common ritual of the press secretary's press briefings. On Monday, Trump, First Daughter Ivanka Trump, and several entrepreneurs met with Trudeau at the White House. According to Spicer, the meeting was with "Prime Minister Joe Trudeau of Canada" and the point of the meeting was to focus "on our shared commitment to close cooperation in addressing both the challenges facing our two countries and the problems throughout the world."
Clearly, it was the first quote that grabbed more of the public's attention, as the name "Joe Trudeau" seemed to stick for the personable and notably feminist Canadian leader.
My Canadian Boyfriend From Camp
Joe Trudeau exists and is my Canadian boyfriend from camp and you don't know him— Pixie Casey (@pixie_casey) February 14, 2017
Joe Trudeau totally exists, I swear.
Make Trudeau Justin Again
Serious question: Are these hats available for pre-order?
Drunk Canadian Teenager
Joe Trudeau sounds like a fake name a drunk Canadian teenager would use after getting caught sneaking Molson Ice into a Blue Jays game.— The Glad Stork (@TheGladStork) February 14, 2017
*Wonders if Joe Trudeau was a Robin Sparkles fan*
You're not a real fan until you've listened to Joe Bieber's most recent album: Passion.
Next up: Donald Trump asking for Justin Trudeau's birth certificate, solely to prove he's not Joe Trudeau .— G (@Lovegixo) February 14, 2017
Where's the proof, Justin?
Poor, Joe Trudeau. Hang in there, bud.
sean spider: "PM Joe Trudeau of Canada"— ✨ramniiks✨ (@ramniiks) February 14, 2017
Please excuse him, Canada.
The Real Question
Asking for a friend...
He Changed His Name
Unfortunately for Spicer, Tuesday was Valentine's Day and not April Fool's Day.
Everyone's ultimate valentine: Joe Trudeau. 50% Biden, 50% Justin, 100% amazing. #spicersays— Rob McCloskey (@robpmccloskey) February 14, 2017
Yes, America will accept that rose.
I really want Joe Trudeau to be my valentine— Lauren Grimaldi (@LaurenGrimaldi1) February 14, 2017
Have I mentioned that Spicer's error happened on Valentine's Day?
Nice To Meet You
Well, that had to be awkward.
Canadian PM Joe Trudeau would like to thank US President Daniel Trump for their meeting yesterday.— Michael Chen (@MichaelChen68) February 14, 2017
Who really started this name game?
The Brother With A Gambling Addiction
Joe Trudeau is the brother with a gambling addiction and a degree in philosophy the family doesn't talk about.— Narissa Tadros (@njtadros) February 14, 2017
There's one in every family, right?
Joe Trudeau and Justin Biden are the OG dream team.
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
Can't wait to watch this, TBH.
Is nothing sacred anymore?
Justin Vs. Joe
Oh, that's terrifying.
"...and then his press secretary called the Canadian Prime Minister, Joe Trudeau!" pic.twitter.com/qXLeyoPmyP— Pin Head (@PiercedSkull) February 15, 2017
At least we can have a sense of humor about this, right?
The Real Joe Trudeau
"Joe Trudeau" is the 400 pound hacker in the basement who is responsible for hacking DNC emails. #DonaldPutin❤️— andz (@822dr1) February 14, 2017
Finally, it all makes sense.
Keep calm, y'all. Spicer was just taking a note from Ron Swanson's book.
Joe The Prime Minister
Thanks to Spicer, America will surely never forget him.
SNL Is Writing Itself
Spicer slips up and calls Trudeau: Joe Trudeau. SNL is just writing itself now.— Beth Murray (@murrmaid10) February 14, 2017
Retweet if you can't wait for Saturday night!
The writers at SNL after Sean Spicer called Justin Trudeau "Joe Trudeau" pic.twitter.com/YTlYALCFNc— TJ Gochenour (@tjgochenour) February 14, 2017
Clearly, SNL is the silver lining here.
Thanks Joe Trudeau
Turns out you can get a free portrait of the Queen from the Canadian Government. All you gotta do is ask! Thanks Joe Trudeau! pic.twitter.com/cMnAJcjKCM— Zachary Zeeman (@zachzygames) February 14, 2017
Is #ThanksJoeTrudeau the new #ThanksObama?
Protect your name, Joe!
Justin's Street Name
Joe Trudeau is Justin's street name, yo pic.twitter.com/WrFHdiKJ4O— Orli Matlow (@HireMeImFunny) February 14, 2017
Not everyone gets to call him Joe.
Was Joe Trudeau behind the bowling green massacre?— JonnyUtah (@JonnyUtah81) February 14, 2017
Guys, these are all just alternative facts.
Yes, he's definitely Canadian.
His name is Joe Trudeau. Period! pic.twitter.com/5u1xI4tk5i— (((merida montero))) (@Goodluckbeer) February 14, 2017
There you have it, folks.
Jokes aside, the president's meeting with Trudeau had a good takeaway for women on both sides of the border. Trump and Trudeau announced the creation of the Canada-United States Council for Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders, which will reportedly promote the growth of women-owned businesses. The two leaders released a joint statement on Monday ... but we're still awaiting comment from Joe Trudeau.