April Fools!: Trudeau tweets he wants to punch Matthew Perry in ‘rematch’— and U.S. media fell for itToo bad this is a joke. I would love to see Matthew Perry beat the snot out of that fool.


OTTAWA — The Prime Minister has gotten in on the April Fools’ Day spirit with a lighthearted tweet aimed at former “Friends” star — and classmate — Matthew Perry.

Justin Trudeau and the actor, who played Chandler Bing on the sitcom, both attended Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa.

In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel’s late night talk show last month, Perry recounted his memory of beating Trudeau up when they were students.

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/APMatthew Perry arrives at a special screening of “The Kennedys – After Camelot” at The Paley Center for Media on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Former “Friends” star Perry says he once beat up Justin Trudeau in grade school over “pure jealousy” of his athletic abilities.

On April 1, Trudeau tweeted that he wouldn’t mind revisiting the brawl.

“I’ve been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn’t wanted to punch Chandler? How about a rematch @MatthewPerry?” he wrote.

Trudeau’s principal press secretary Gerald Butts confirmed that it was a joke after People Magazine appeared to take the Prime Minister’s tweet seriously.

“Gotcha, @people. #poissondavril,” Butts tweeted about the People article on Trudeau’s tweet on the magazine’s website, which made no mention of April Fools’ Day.

National Post by Post Staff

April 1st 2017

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