Justin Trudeau's wife has been receiving gifts and loans on high end jewelry, shoes and designer dresses since he got knighted into his Liberal birthright and took office late last year.
Reports say Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau has received $3,000 in gifts and borrows many of the designer clothes she wears. Gregoire-Trudeau fancies herself the Canadian Michelle Obama, but she buys her own clothes as have other Canadian prime minister’s wives.
Even wife of independently wealthy Paul Martin, Sheila Martin, bought her own wardrobe because they could afford designer clothes. But so can the Trudeaus.
If designers want to give gifts and loan dresses to Sophie, that’s their business. If she wants to turn herself into a human NASCAR, covered in decals of Canadian designers, so be it.
But let’s not pretend the Trudeaus are wholesome middle class advocates when they don’t know the meaning of the words “middle class”. The Trudeaus define the Laurentian elite.
Laureen Harper may have borrowed designer clothes sometimes too but it didn’t define her. She didn’t flaunt her borrowed baubles and fancy vacations on Instagram. If she had, the left would have eviscerated her -- the same Left that loves the glamour-signalling Trudeaus.
Sophie needs another person to accept gifts, send thank you cards for those same gifts and return all those borrowed dresses.