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The international media have crowned Leo Varadkar as the new 'king' of the sock game

Well, that’s one achievement.

CANADIAN PRIME MINISTER Justin Trudeau is visiting Ireland at the moment and the photo ops are coming in their droves.

He’s doing everything Irish, like playing a Bodhran, messing around with a hurl, y’know, the usual day-to-day things.

Justin Trudeau Ireland visit Source: PA Wire/PA Images

He’s even met Michael D.

But one thing is getting all the attention.

Leo’s socks

Justin Trudeau Ireland visit Source: Kenneth O'Halloran

They’re covered in a Canadian mountie pattern, and a touching ode to Justin’s form with quirky socks

Justin Trudeau Ireland visit Source: Kenneth O'Halloran

There was no covering them

Let those socks shine, hun!

Justin Trudeau Ireland visit Source: PA Wire/PA Images

Look at him there. Only DELIGHTED with himself

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The socks appear to be these Amazon novelty mountie socks, which set him back $10.95.

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Well, Leo’s solid sock efforts paid off, with tons of media outlets praising him as the man that just might take Justin’s crown

PastedImage-27016 Source: Mashable

CTV News went all Daily Mail on it

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The BBC just laid out the facts

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While the Huffpost full out called it as a complete takeover

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He’s the winner


However, Varadkar, in a stunning act of self-sabotage, gifted Justin a pair of Irish socks before they parted ways.

Have we learned nothing?

PA-31926372 Source: Niall carson


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