Why, like the 1972 Dr Hook song says, on the ”Cover of the Rolling Stone.”
The latest issue of the respected pop-culture magazine has the prime minister on the cover with shirtsleeves rolled up, leaning against a table and a caption asking ”Why Can’t He Be Our President?”
The article compares the policies and style of Trudeau to those of the U.S. president, outlining their differences on health care, marijuana legalization and environmental issues.
The prime minister is quoted as telling ‘Rolling Stone’ while he disagrees with Donald Trump ”on a whole bunch,” the two of them have ”a constructive working relationship.”
Trudeau adds going out of his way to ”insult the guy or overreact or jump at everything he says (that) we might disagree with is not having a constructive relationship.”
Known more for its coverage of music, the magazine has not shied away from politics over its 50 years, publishing front-page features on former presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Since becoming prime minister, Trudeau’s received coverage or mentions in major U.S. magazines, including Vanity Fair, Vogue and GQ.