Krun (Germany): British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jokingly debated whether they should take off Russian President Vladimir Putin’s shirt on several occasions while riding a horse or fishing shirt, with the British leader stating that his ‘ Peaks’ would make him appear ‘tougher than Putin’. RT reported, as Johnson and Trudeau sat down for talks with US President Joe Biden and the rest of the G7 leaders at the ongoing summit in Krune, Germany, the British prime minister asked whether Western leaders should ‘take our clothes off’ ?
“We have to show that we are tougher than (Russian President Vladimir) Putin,” Johnson quipped amidst a mild laugh.
Trudeau joined in, suggesting that the group participate in a “bare-chested equestrian demonstration”, before Johnson replied, “We should show them their pecs.”
RT reported, while Johnson’s chest muscles have been covered throughout his political career, Putin has occasionally flaunted his shirt for outdoor photo opportunities, including horseback riding, fishing trips and snowy swimming in the Siberian mountains. .
An avid sportsperson and fitness enthusiast, Putin told an Austrian journalist in 2018 that, “I don’t have to hide behind bushes when I’m on vacation, and there’s nothing wrong with that”.
Trudeau has also been photographed shirtless while jogging in Toronto and hiking in Quebec’s Gatineau Park.