Justin Trudeau said there was zero tolerance for misconduct – even in the past – and that those standards applied to him as well. But as the #TruGrope story spreads, will he choose hypocrisy instead?
As I reported earlier, there is a story spreading online showing an editorial in the Creston Valley Advance about Trudeau apparently ‘groping’ a young female reporter:
“Screenshots of an article from the Creston Valley Advance newspaper’s Monday, August 14, 2000 edition are causing growing controversy online. The article refers to Justin Trudeau apparently apologizing to a young female reporter for being “so forward.” The Creston Valley Advance referred to it as Trudeau “groping a strange young woman…”’
Now, in the wake of this story spreading, people are looking at Justin Trudeau’s past words about misconduct.
In the video at the end of this article, you can see Justin Trudeau talking about how “the standard applies to everyone, there is no context in which someone doesn’t have responsibility for things they’ve done in the past.”
Trudeau also said his name wouldn’t be drawn into any kind of misconduct controversy, saying “I’ve been very very careful all my life to be thoughtful and respectful of people’s space…”
Of course, the Creston Valley Advance editorial says different, and when others violated Trudeau’s stated standards he was quick to throw them under the bus, even without giving them a chance to defend themselves.
And yet, we can imagine that Trudeau won’t hold himself to that same standard.
His comments can be watched below in a video put together by Steeper33:
If this story continues to spread, Trudeau may come to regret his words.
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