BACKTRACKING BUFFOON: John McCallum Says He “Misspoke” On Widely Condemned China Remarks

AKA he’s doing desperate damage control after getting slammed for siding with Communist China.

John McCallum shocked and outraged Canadians – and even the establishment media – when he went behind closed doors and basically sided with Communist China in a meeting with Chinese media.

The meeting had excluded English-language media, and was seen as a representative of the government parroting the rhetoric of the ruthless Communist state.

Here’s what McCallum had said on video:

“WATCH: Canadian Ambassador to China, John McCallum, thinks Meng Wanzhou has strong arguments to avoid extradition to the United States.”

Now, after calls for him to be fired and condemnation across the political spectrum, the buffoonish McCallum is backtracking.

In a statement, McCallum said he ‘misspoke’:

“I regret that my comments with respect to the legal proceedings of Ms. Meng have created confusion. I misspoke. These comments do not accurately represent my position on this issue. As the government has consistently made clear, there has been no political involvement in this process.”

Here’s the full statement:

Clearly, McCallum didn’t ‘misspeak.’ He said what he believes.

McCallum once claimed that Canada had more in common with Communist China than we do with the United Stats under Donald Trump.

That is an insane statement to make, and shows both an irrational attitude towards the US, and a pathetically naive and stupid attitude towards the brutal state of Communist China.

McCallum is one of those ‘useful idiots’ who buys into the Communist propaganda, and is willing to sell out the values of Canada – the nation he should be loyal too – in order to gain favour with China.

It’s a disgrace, and no amount of backtracking can change the fact that he should be removed from his position.

Spencer Fernando

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John McCallum is a poor excuse for a diplomat if ever there was one. Those in politics should check their “best before dates” and know enough to leave before they make absolute fools of themselves.

Don Taylor

He disrespects Trump who has more brains than Turdeau and McCallum put together, Turdeau and McCallum are about the same each trying to outdo one another in Stupid remarks,typical of a Liberal govt

Eric Blair

As I said before maybe Canada ought to have a professional diplomat in charge of a sensitive posting like the Canadian Ambassador to China. This liberal hack is in over his head because he has no experience as a diplomat. I looked up the previous ambassador in this position and it was Guy Saint-Jacques, an experienced individual with postings to Hong Kong, US and other countries. This is who Harper had selected to be our point man in China. What Trudeau has done by appointing this buffoon would be equivalent to Mulroney appointing Joe Clarke to the same post… but… Read more »

Brian Dougan

“Misspoke”? Let’s see the unredacted transcript of his blathering. I guess that will happen when cows fly over the moon.

Don Piche

“I Misspoke” = political doublespeak for “I got caught in a Lie” and now I have to try to Lie my way out of an embarrassing situation that I shouldn’t be in due to my regrettable & unforgivable behaviour….


Nothing “honourable” about this guy. What a shame for Canadians to be represented by this blathering idiot. He’s trying to cover his back so he doesn’t find himself in solitary confinement with the lights blazing 24 hrs a day. Yet another nail in the liberal coffin.

S Willis

“Mispoke”???? LOL LOL

McCallum is full of that brown matter that farmers spread on crops. His statement is full-on BS. He is a LIAR who is trying to keep his undeserved job. FIRE HIM gutless Trudeau!

Major Tom

Couldn’t have been the rice……had to be the noodles!


The new liberal go to word when they get caught in their lies, ‘misspoke’.

shawn harris

It has been said many times, that from the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. And from the heart the person will reveal just who they truly are. For we all speak what we believe. And McCallum has shown where his loyalties lay. Not with Canada or Canadians but with the Liberal party, Trudeau and in this case with China. Remember, that it wasn’t that long ago, that Trudeau was forced to make a quick exit from China, over his issantance that gender, workers,womens, and native rights be included in free trade talks. So Trudeau put in place his… Read more »


I couldn’t agree more with you Shawn…both of these useful to China, useless to Canada idiots betray us at every step. They have zero loyalty to us and the country they were elected to serve.

Joyce Reynolds

John Mc Callum needs to be fired but Trudeau loves to be surrounded with idiot liberals. Wonder what McCallum says behind closed doors, if this is what he says in front of the cameras ? Vote Trudeau & these inept, incompetent, corrupt liberals out in October, our country depends on it. Stop illegal migration as well, we cannot afford that nonsense either. Scheer for PM !!

Ed Peebles

Starting to slip ! Too Old ?

Peter Gill

Same foole who as Defense Minister was denied boarding on an Air Canada plane due to drunkeness; commemorated, in his words, “the D-Day invasion of Norway,” and the Canadian Corps victory at Vichy Ridge (leading to the new culinary dish, Vimy-ssoise).