Running in the Canadian election means making plenty of media appearances. That's true for every candidate, including Justin Trudeau, who will be appearing on the Canadian Facebook Watch series, New Mom, Who Dis? with Jessi Cruickshank. The Justin Trudeau interview will feature the Prime Minister answering questions about whether he has a dad-bod, his "kiss moment" with Melania Trump, and addressing his blackface scandal.

According to a news release from Corus Entertainment, Trudeau and Cruickshank will also discuss "family life, raising kids, and the impact his policies have on families and children."

In one preview of the upcoming interview, Jessi Cruickshank asks Trudeau if he thinks he has a dad-bod. The PM had apparently never heard this term, but when it was explained to him he said, "I try to keep in shape." Cruickshank noted that First Lady Melania Trump seemed to appreciate that, and showed Trudeau a photo that appeared to show the two kissing.

"It was taken at a moment when we were leaning in to kiss each other on the cheek," Trudeau said of the photo. He then re-enacted the moment with Cruickshank to show what happened.

At one point during the interview, Cruickshank brings in a group of children to ask their own questions to Justin Trudeau. While the first question is a relatively softball one about whether he lives in a mansion, the harder question comes from twins, who straight up ask the PM, "Why did you paint your face brown?"


"It was something I shouldn't have done, because it hurt people," Trudeau answered. "It's not something that you should do." The Prime Minister also said that he didn't know that back then, but that he knows it now.

He went on to say, "I had a good conversation with my kids around taking responsibility for mistakes and making sure that we're always sticking up for each other."

The interview will air on October 9, kicking off the Facebook Watch series' second season

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