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April Fools' Day: Prime Minister Trudeau takes aim at Matthew Perry

The Prime Minister got in on the April Fools' Day spirit with a lighthearted tweet aimed at former Friends star — and classmate — Matthew Perry.

Justin Trudeau jokes about rematch with Matthew Perry after actor told talk show he 'beat up' PM in school

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Twitter account posted a prank message for April Fools' Day about actor and former classmate Matthew Perry. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press)

The Prime Minister got in on the April Fools' Day spirit with a lighthearted tweet aimed at former Friends star — and classmate — Matthew Perry.

Justin Trudeau and the actor, who played Chandler Bing on the sitcom, both attended Rockcliffe Park Public School in Ottawa.

In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's late night talk show last month, Perry recounted his memory of beating Trudeau up when they were students.

On April 1, Trudeau tweeted that he wouldn't mind revisiting the brawl. "I've been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn't wanted to punch Chandler? How about a rematch @MatthewPerry?" he wrote.

Trudeau's principal press secretary Gerald Butts confirmed that it was a joke, after People Magazine appeared to take the prime minister's tweet seriously.

"Gotcha, @people. #poissondavril," Butts posted, retweeting the People article on Trudeau's tweet. The online magazine article made no mention of April Fools' Day.

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