Canada's dapper prime minister, Justin Trudeau, appeared on stage with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at a Bloomberg event in New York on Wednesday. The two talked about trade, but social media focused squarely on what was on Trudeau's feet: a pair of black socks featuring Chewbacca from Star Wars. Here are eight politicians who aren't afraid to be bold with their foot fashion.
Trudeau wore Chewbacca socks for Bloomberg's inaugural Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York on September 19, and former Star Trek star William Shatner felt betrayed: "@JustinTrudeau I thought we were friends? Chewbacca
Senator Tim Scott (R-SC)
The senator wore a pair of pink-and-blue socks to a September 13 meeting with President Trump in the Oval Office.
George H.W. Bush
The OG of political statement socks rocked a red-and-white pair during an event in the East Room at the White House on July 15, 2013.
George H.W. Bush
President Bush went the pink route for the dedication of the George W. Bush presidential library in Dallas in April 2013.
George W. Bush
Bush 43 wore a patriotic pair when he hosted the Fifth annual Bush Institute Military Service Initiative Warrior 100K bike ride at his Prairie Chapel Ranch outside Crawford, Texas in 2015.
The former French Prime minister went with a red, white, and blue theme for a meeting on August 28,
The French finance minister is also a fan of bright footwear. Here, Sapin wears a pink pair at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum on January 19,
A former leader of the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP), Farage was a major proponent of Brexit and is reportedly a friend of President Trump's. At left he's wearing Union Jack in London on March 29,
Justin Trudeau and Leo Varadkar
Trudeau (left) is presented with an Ireland rugby union shirt and a pair of socks by Ireland's Prime Minister Leo Varadkar (right), who shows off his own pair of Canadian themed socks at Farmleigh House in Dublin on July 4, 2017.
Justin Trudeau (Again!)
The Canadian prime minister has taken up the mantle of sock-loving pol, and thank goodness for it. In July 2016, he wore red maple leaf socks for Canada Day, Canada's 149th birthday. And in early May, as GQ pointed out, Trudeau rocked a pair of mismatched R2D2 and C3PO Star Wars socks for another event with Varadkar followed by some NATO-branded socks later in the month. The force is strong with this one.
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