Malcolm Turnbull also says Trudeau acted in a way that humiliated world leaders at the TPP deal negotiations.
A new book by former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull contains a less than flattering portrayal of Justin Trudeau, calling him “flaky” and overly obsessed with his socks.
As noted in a recent National Post report, “In a just published autobiography, Turnbull said he personally felt let down by Trudeau and upbraided him for embarrassing other world leaders when he failed to show up for a critical meeting.”
Then, he gets to the socks:
“Justin always wore perfectly tailored suits that fitted like a glove, bright socks and on this occasion two-tone shoes,” wrote Turnbull. “‘What do you think of the socks?’ he asked, crossing his legs as he sat down. ‘Justin,’ I said, ‘we’re not here to talk about your socks’.”
The book points out that Trudeau was afraid of ‘offending’ Donald Trump, after Trump pulled the US from the Trans-Pacific-Partnership.
Trudeau failed to appear at a meeting, screwed over the signing of the agreement, and almost scuttled the entire deal.
“Mexico’s former President said he felt Trudeau “lacked the strength to say ‘no’ months ago and now lacked the strength to say ‘yes’,” when it comes to dealing with Trump.
Turnbull slammed Trudeau for humiliating Japanese PM Shinzo Abe:
“What, Justin, is going on? You have just humiliated our friend Shinzo, who happens to be the leader of the third largest national economy in the world,” wrote Turnbull. “And, if that wasn’t enough, you have humiliated our host, Prime Minister Phuc.”
As Turnbull also points out, Trudeau’s approach to Trump was totally wrong:
“The best way to deal with Donald was to be up-front, frank and stand your ground; there was no other way to win his respect.”
Instead, Trudeau was submissive, only being ‘tough’ behind Trump’s back.
This confirms the worst that Canadians have thought about Trudeau: He’s a joke, totally in-over-his head, destroys our relationships with democratic nations (while sucking up to China). Worst of all, he’s weak, flaky, and ‘inspires’ contempt among his peers.
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