PEAK JUSTIN

Can Justin Trudeau possibly wear out his welcome?

The halo over Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau is a rare bright spot amid the political turmoil sweeping the globe. While US presidential candidate Donald Trump deals in sexist soundbites, Trudeau makes women swoon with his three-word explanation for bringing gender balance to his cabinet. For each of Brexiteer Nigel Farage’s xenophobic speeches, there’s Trudeau, photographed hugging Syrian refugees in Canada.

Trudeau can dance to Bhangra, march in a Pride parade, and poke fun at his own hairstyle, and—not that anyone cares (everyone does)—he’s really good looking. Basically, he’s the walking embodiment of Canadian soft power. All the time. Everywhere.

This week, Trudeau took his irresistible public persona to Sun Valley, Idaho, where he was scheduled to attend the exclusive meeting of 300 titans of media and technology (Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Jeff Bezos among them) hosted annually by the boutique investment bank Allen & Company.

“A senior government source says Trudeau is going for the same reason he went to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and to New York,” Canada’s Global News reports. (That is, he is hoping to attract foreign investment to Canada.)

The trip caps a busy couple of weeks of heavily documented jet-setting, as the prime minister spreads his bilingual bonhomie to every corner of the globe. After jogging with Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and paddling at sunrise in an aboriginal canoe, can the prime minister possibly outdo himself? Or have we finally reached peak Trudeau?

As evidence, consider this gallery of images from a few recent photo ops:

Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (2nd R) takes part in a smudging ceremony during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RTX2JAX7
A smudging ceremony on Canada Day. (Reuters/Chris Wattie)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Barack Obama walk in the Hall of Honour on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, June 29, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RTX2IY5Y
A stroll with US president Barack Obama. (Reuters/Chris Wattie)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shakes hands with a Syrian refugee during Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, July 1, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RTX2JALK
Shaking hands with a Syrian refugee child on Canada Day. (Reuters/Chris Wattie)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) runs with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto across the Alexandra Bridge from Ottawa to Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, June 28, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTX2IO14
Running with Mexico’s president, Enrique Pena Nieto. (Reuters/Chris Wattie)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (front, R) paddles in a voyageur canoe on the Ottawa River following the National Aboriginal Day Sunrise Ceremony in Gatineau, Quebec, Canada June 21, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Wattie - RTX2HCNO
Paddling in an aboriginal canoe, shortly after sunrise, in Ottawa. (Reuters/Chris Wattie)
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (C) and his wife Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau (L) are escorted by a shinto priest as they write messages on an ema, or a wooden prayer tablet, as they visit Meiji Shrine in Tokyo, Japan May 24, 2016, ahead of the Ise-Shima G7 summit meetings. REUTERS/Issei Kato - RTSFM5N
Offering prayers in Japan. (Reuters/Issei Kato)
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