Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau has led tributes to incoming President Mr. Joe Biden following his unprecedented defeat of incumbent Donald Trump even as he refused to concede defeat.
Trudeau congratulated Biden after the Democratic nominee became president-elect earlier today after winning the battleground state of Pennsylvania, giving him more than the necessary 270 electoral college votes to be declared president.
Mr.Biden will be the 46th US President, and is also the most-voted for Presidential candidate in US history, securing around 75 million ballots.
Mr. Trudeau took to Twitter in a post that read: ‘On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on their election as the next President and Vice President of the United States of America. Canada and the United States enjoy an extraordinary relationship one that is unique on the world stage.’
‘I look forward to working with President-elect Biden, Vice President-elect Harris, their administration, and the United States Congress as we tackle the world’s greatest challenges together.’
Congratulations, @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris. Our two countries are close friends, partners, and allies. We share a relationship that’s unique on the world stage. I’m really looking forward to working together and building on that with you both.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 7, 2020