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

Well, that’s one achievement.
Jul 4th 2017, 7:00 PM 7,233 0

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

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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

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

Have we learned nothing?

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