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OMG Justin Trudeau Just Told Matthew Perry He Wants To "Punch Chandler"

Perry said in an interview last month that he beat up Trudeau when they were children.

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But did you know...he's also a guy who once beat up Justin Trudeau!?

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Perry appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last month and talked about how he went to the same Ottawa elementary school as Canada's current prime minister.

Perry said he was in the fifth grade when he and a friend, who were both a couple years older than Trudeau, beat up the future politician.

“I think he was excelling in a sport that we weren’t, so it was pure jealousy. And we beat him up."

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Perry said he wasn't proud of it, but he joked that he might have set Trudeau on a path to later success.

"I think he said, 'I'm gonna rise above this and I'm gonna become prime minister.'"

BuzzFeed Canada reached out to the prime minister's office for a response. A spokesperson for Trudeau said the government had no comment.

But after several weeks of silence, Trudeau finally commented on the incident (on April Fools' Day)

I've been giving it some thought, and you know what, who hasn't wanted to punch Chandler? How about a rematch @MatthewPerry?

Noting the back-up the prime minster now has, Perry (wisely) declined.

@JustinTrudeau I think I will pass at your request for a rematch kind sir (given that you currently have an army at your disposal)

Here's the full clip from the show.

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Ishmael Daro is a social news editor for BuzzFeed and is based in Toronto.

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