By Elena Cresci
Ivanka Trump <3s Justin Trudeau – at least if you believe what you see on the internet.
Pictures of the two at a roundtable discussion about women in the workforce have gone viral this week as mischief-makers suggest the US president’s daughter may be swooning a little over the Canadian prime minister.
Get you someone that looks at you the way Ivanka Trump looks at Justin Trudeau pic.twitter.com/sxTAlpi4av
— Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) February 13, 2017
On much of the internet, Trudeau is essentially regarded as a Disney prince come to life – so, naturally, it assumes anyone who meets him is instantly smitten. No one is safe – not even the Duchess of Cambridge:
My favourite photo genre is "married women meeting Justin." pic.twitter.com/XBsLL8Ws4w
— Blair Elliott (@blairelliott) February 13, 2017
No one is safe from PM Steal Yo Girl! pic.twitter.com/TYrTV1U4CN
— Daniel (@DannyDutch) February 14, 2017
Then again, maybe the true love story here was between Trudeau and former president Barack Obama:
Everyone talking about how all these girls look at Trudeau but look at how Trudeau looks at Obama pic.twitter.com/dzvjBZqUnb
— shit (@_neku) February 15, 2017
The meeting itself had already attracted some controversy after Ivanka tweeted a picture of herself alongside her father and Trudeau in the president’s seat:
A great discussion with two world leaders about the importance of women having a seat at the table! ???????????????? pic.twitter.com/AtiSiOoho0
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) February 13, 2017
Trump’s daughter holds no official role in his administration, yet she has participated in a number of official events.
Trudeau’s visit to the White House this week was a boom time for memes – particularly one about his handshake with Trump. Plus, the White House press secretary, Sean Spicer, appeared to call him “Joe” Trudeau.