While Trudeau's father, Pierre Trudeau, was the prime minister of the country at the time, Perry - who was 10 at the time - said that wasn't the reason he chose to pick on his schoolmate.
"I don't think there's a week goes by that we don't talk", Woodford said. In an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, the former F.R.I.E.N.D.S star revealed that he and a classmate ganged up to beat up the fellow Canadian - out of pure jealousy. No word on what punishment Perry received for his aggression, but he jokes that perhaps he had something to do with Trudeau's huge success today: "I think I was instrumental in him reaching great heights in becoming the Prime Minister".
"I'm not bragging about this", he said. "This is awful. I was a stupid kid". "I was a stupid kid".
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"The world gets to see what it is to lean on each other and be there for each other through the darkest times", said Trudeau, who was seeing the musical for the first time.
His press secretary said on Thursday that "we embrace the opportunity to highlight how we are there for each other in times of need". "That was not the reason why we beat him up".
Mr Trudeau and Ms Trump had met previously when she helped host a summit on women business leaders and entrepreneurs when the Canadian prime minister visited Washington earlier this year.
Mr. Perry, who remains a dual citizen in America and Canada, said he hasn't had any contact with Mr. Trudeau in their adult lives. "I feel shame, I don't want to think about it".