Apparently a long press conference is more shocking than Trudeau being unwilling to ensure his own country is defended.
There’s been a repeated pattern with Justin Trudeau, where he talks tough about Trump when Trump isn’t around, but when he actually sees Trump in person Trudeau all of a sudden appears a bit jumpy, nervous, and seeks to placate Trump.
Consider these two videos:
Notice how Trudeau seems almost desperate to give Trump an answer that Trump will like, and seems jumpy. He even gives a false number for Canada’s defense spending.
Now, take a look at this second clip:
.@JustinTrudeau, @EmmanuelMacron, @BorisJohnson and other VIPs shared a few words at a Buckingham Palace reception Tuesday. No one mentions @realDonaldTrump by name, but they seem to be discussing his lengthy impromptu press conferences from earlier in the day. (Video: Host Pool) pic.twitter.com/dVgj48rpOP
— Power & Politics (@PnPCBC) December 3, 2019
Trudeau should obviously know that the cameras are still on him at a public event like that. Yet, he seems to be having a good time apparently joking about Trump’s press conference.
Considering the context of the NATO summit, Trudeau is shockingly out of touch.
By now, Trump’s freewheeling style is no longer a surprise and is no longer really controversial. All these leaders should be used to it by now.
And, you would think that Trudeau’s unwillingness to actually strengthen Canada’s defense spending would be far more controversial. Whatever anyone thinks of Trump, he has increased US military spending, which was already at a high level as a percentage of GDP even under the previous Obama Administration. Nobody can possibly claim the American People aren’t well-defended.
Meanwhile, Trudeau is letting Canada’s armed forces languish, and his claims of increasing defense spending are false, based upon the government changing what is considered defense spending and adding things that weren’t a part of it before.
After Trudeau’s blackface scandal, it was expected by some that he would be more humble on the world stage.
Well, it turns out that didn’t happen. He’s continuing his old pattern of being tough when it doesn’t matter, and being weak and passive-aggressive behind the scenes.
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