Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is on the cover of Rolling Stone this week, with perhaps the perfect tagline: "Why Can't He Be Our President?" Here's what you need to know from Trudeau's profile.
First off, writer Stephen Rodrick basically calls him the anti-Trump: "It's strange to witness: He speaks in a modulated, indoor voice. His dark hair is a color found in nature. At home, there is a glamorous wife and three photogenic children, still not old enough to warm his seat at next week's G-20 summit or be involved in an espionage scandal."
Rodrick also gets into how Trudeau is perceived in Canada, and it's not always positive. Example: he notes that some in Canada call Trudeau "emotionally intelligent," which Rodrick explains, "is Canadian for 'the man is a mimbo.'" His critics also call him a "shiny pony" because some say he's too into himself. Apparently, his wife once had to grab his arm at an event and urge him to "be humble."
Rodrick also mentions the the most embarrassing political stunt of Trudeau career: A 2011 boxing match against a conservative lawmaker for a cancer fundraiser. "You can't find anyone who isn't lying who didn't think it was a terrible idea," Marc Miller, a member of parliament who was an old classmate, told Rolling Stone. (Some say the match was staged, but that's a rumor.)