Fidel Castro, the dictator of Cuba, died on Friday night at the age of 90, according to Cuban state media.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was like family to Castro. He grew up calling him “Uncle Fidel.” Fidel came to Pierre Trudeau’s funeral as a pall-bearer.
Over the weekend, in Miami, thousands of Cuban-Americans celebrated the death of Castro — their Stalin, their Mao, their Hitler. Trump issued a thoughtful description of Castro’s crimes.
But not Trudeau.
I’ll read you Trudeau’s entire statement on the off chance you haven’t heard it.
It was so shocking that Americans, who never notice Canada, noticed us, and not in a good way. Cuban-American Senator Marco Rubio even thought the statement was from a parody Twitter account.
Soon #TrudeauEulogies started to trend on Twitter, as the entire world mocked Trudeau’s love affair with tyranny — joking about how he’d find loving things to say about Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot, mass murderers. It was funny — but deeply embarrassing.
It’s more than just words. For the first time in more than 50 years, Canada, a NATO ally, dispatched a navy ship to Havana, on a friendship mission. The official tweet from the Canadian Navy called Cuba “an island paradise.” Seriously. Is that the view of our military? That a dictatorship, armed against us, is a paradise?
Marco Rubio and millions of Cubans are disappointed in Canada. But they don’t have to live here, as Justin Trudeau slowly, day by day, tries to change our country’s character, for the worse.
NEXT: Cuba expert Humberto Fontova (author of “The Longest Romance: The Mainstream Media and Fidel Castro”)
talks about the dictator's death and what lies in store for the island’s future.
THEN: Columnist Lorne Gunter comes on to discuss US politics, and in particular the hypocrisy of the recount movement.