Trudeau supports Obama, predicts Democrat win

Justin Trudeau (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency) threw his support behind Barack Obama (REUTERS/Jason Reed)...

Justin Trudeau (BRIAN DONOGH/QMI Agency) threw his support behind Barack Obama (REUTERS/Jason Reed) and predicts the president will return to the White House.

Maryam Shah, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:44 PM ET

TORONTO - Justin Trudeau said it comes as no surprise that he supports Barack Obama in Tuesday's U.S. presidential election.

The Liberal MP and candidate for federal party leadership believes many Canadians agree with him.

"I don't think that's something that is uncommon in this country," he said to reporters on a visit to Leo Baeck Day School in west Toronto Tuesday morning. "I think we're all going to watch attentively and see what happens tonight and we'll deal with it tomorrow.

"(The) politically correct thing to say would be I'm willing to work with either one of the presidential candidates who get elected and, of course, I will be willing to do it."

But he added: "I think Obama¹s going to be able to pull it together."

In a question-and-answer session with students at the school, he further weighed in on his prediction.

"I think President Obama is going to get re-elected," Trudeau said. "I think it's actually a situation where because the polls are putting it so close, a lot of people who might have thought that they could stay home ... will come out and vote for President Obama."

Trudeau said he finds Obama "much more open and generous" in his stance on the United States' role in the world.

"I hope he gets four more years to complete the work that he was originally elected on in 2008."


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