Looks like he forgot to tell Chrystia Freeland.
As I recently discussed, the Trudeau Liberals were slammed for using Saudi refugee Rahaf Al-Qanun as a political prop in a photo-op:
“Rahaf was fleeing the ruthless Islamist regime in Saudi Arabia, and her life was in danger because the Saudis see renouncing Islam – which Rahaf did – as a ‘crime.’
However, the Trudeau government couldn’t just stop at doing the right thing.
They had to try to benefit from it politically, exploiting the situation by making sure to get a photo-op.
Instead of having Rahaf come to Canada quietly and under the radar (which would be far safer), Chrystia Freeland went to the airport, and walked out with Rahaf, making sure all the cameras were watching.
It’s such a crass moment that even some from CBC criticized it:
“This comes off as… smarmy. ‘Let’s use this traumatized refugee for a photo-op right when she steps off the plane. No, no questions, please, she’s tired.’”
Yet, as pointed out by Mike Lalonde on Twitter, Justin Trudeau once denounced exactly that type of political exploitation:
“Trudeau said posing for pics with refugees is “disgusting.”
Why isn’t it disgusting when a Liberal does it? Using a vulnerable girl as a political prop could put her life in danger. Extremely poor judgement. Canada doesn’t need a hypocritical prime minister like you.”
Trudeau said posing for pics with refugees is “disgusting.”
Why isn’t it disgusting when a Liberal does it? Using a vulnerable girl as a political prop could put her life in danger. Extremely poor judgement. Canada doesn’t need a hypocritical prime minister like you. #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/O9TzAyJ9Wb
— Mike Lalonde (@votemikelalonde) January 13, 2019
This is total hypocrisy from Trudeau. When others seek a photo-op with a refugee, it’s “disgusting,” when Liberals do it, ‘no problem.’
It’s another example of why Trudeau can’t be trusted. His word means nothing, and he’ll say whatever it takes to boost his political fortunes, without regard to being honest with the Canadian People.
Photo – Twitter