Matthew Perry: I 'beat up Justin Trudeau' in 5th grade


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau led a delegation of 600 people brought by the Canadian consulate general in NY, including 125 United Nations ambassadors, to a Broadway play Wednesday night.

Justin Trudeau's father Pierre Trudeau was the Prime Minister of Canada at that time.

American-born, Ottawa-raised Perry said that when he was in the fifth grade, he and a friend beat up Trudeau, who was two years younger, out of "pure jealousy" of his athletic abilities.

"I'm not bragging about this".

When asked in the pair stayed in contact, Perry said no, adding: 'I feel shame. "He was the only kid in school we could beat up", he confessed to the host.

Check out the full segment above. This is awful, I was a stupid kid. I want to also highlight the example to the world, that the close relationship between Canada and the United States can showcase. "Don't they have secret service there protecting the children of prime ministers?"

But Perry joked that the incident sparked Trudeau's rise in politics.

Mr Trudeau, who is leader of the Liberal Party, has become something of a celebrity politician since taking office in November 2015.

"[The cast] worked to pull together such an extraordinary crowd to celebrate this story of friendship during extraordinarily hard times between individuals between countries", the prime minister said about "the close relationship between the United States and Canada".

Just as Trudeau went on to lead a nation, Perry eventually invented a whole new speech cadence and played the guy who pees on his future fiancée's jellyfish sting among other situational comedy storylines that brought a lot of joy to a lot of people.

"His dad was the Prime Minister", Perry said.